EDGAR - Archived datasets
RETROSPECTIVE SCENARIOS: the EU air quality legislation in a global perspective - v1 (November 2014) The EDGARv4.3.1 global anthropogenic emission inventory of several gaseous (SO2, NOx, CO, NMVOC, NH3) and particulate (PM10, PM2.5, BC and OC) air pollutants has been used to develop retrospective emission scenarios for the years 1970-2010 to quantify the effectiveness of emission reduction measures, change in fuel consumptions and technological developments on air quality emissions, and their impact on health, crops, and climate. Based on statistics and expert knowledge, EDGARv4.3.1 considers changes in activity data, fuel and air pollution abatement technology, as it likely happened during the past 4 decades. Additionally, three retrospective scenarios are created, the first simulating the complete stagnation of technology (STAG_TECH: lack of abatement measures and no improvement in emission standards), the second assuming constant fuel mixture and consumption as they were in 1970 (STAG_FUEL: no change in human activities), and the third considering unchanged energy consumption since 1970, but assuming the technological development, end-of-pipe reductions, fuel mix and energy efficiency of 2010 (STAG_ENERGY).
EDGAR v4.1 (19 July 2010) In EDGARv4.1 emissions are calculated for (1) direct greenhouse gases, (2) ozone precursor gases and (3) acidifying gases. For each group an overview table presents the status of data available for download. Major differences between v4.1 and the earlier EDGAR dataset v4.0 consist in (a) an update of the greenhouse gases (More info: Main differences between EDGAR version 4.1 and 4.0) and (b) an addition of the traditional air pollutants.
EDGAR-HTAP_V1 (June 2011) The EDGAR- HTAP project compiled a global emission dataset with annual inventories for CH4, NMVOC, CO, SO2, NOx, NH3, PM10, PM2.5, BC and OC and covering the period 2000-2005 using, to the extent possible, official or scientific inventories at the national or regional scale that are likely to be acceptable for policy makers in each region of the world. Thereto the following data sources were selected: EPA for USA, EMEP for the rest of North America, West and Central Europe, and Russia, GAINS for China and REAS for rest of Asia and EDGARv4.1 for the rest of the world. The emission inventories were gridded with the EDGARv4.1 proxy datasets.
EDGARv4.0 (published in 2009) includes country- and sector-specific emissions of the greenhouse gases: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs and SF6. With a technology-based approach this dataset combines scientific information and data from international statistics on energy production and consumption, industrial manufacturing, agricultural production, waste treatment and disposal and burning of biomass to provide a complete historical emission trend from 1970 until 2005 for all countries in the world in a comparable and consistent manner. The emissions are gridded for each of the gases and all years.
EDGARv32-FT2000 (published in 2005) comprises global anthropogenic emissions for the year 2000 of Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, N2O, and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6) and of the air pollutants CO, NMVOC, NOx and SO2 (precursor gases for ozone and aerosols). The dataset is based on the EDGAR 3.2 estimates for 1995 and prepared by trend analyses at country level for each standard source category of EDGAR 3.2. (Olivier et al., 2005). Dataset developed by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP, former RIVM)) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
EDGARv32 (published 2001) provides emission of direct greenhouse gases for the 1970-1995 period and for ozone precursors and SO2 for the 1990-1995 period by country and on 1x1 degree grid (Olivier et al., 2001; Olivier and Berdowski, 2001). Dataset developed by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
EDGAR-HYDE (published 1999). Based on EDGAR v2 and the History Database of the Global Environment (HYDE) global anthropogenic emissions for the period 1890-1990 by 13 world regions and on 1 x 1 degree grid have been constructed (Van Aardenne et al., 2001). Dataset developed by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and Utrecht University (UU).
EDGARv2 (published 1996) provided global annual emissions for the year 1990 of greenhouse gases, precursor gases and ozone depleting substances by country and on 1x1 degree grid (Olivier et al., 1996; 1999). This dataset was developed by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in collaboration with the Global Emission Inventory Activity (GEIA) of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).
Originally EDGAR (1992-2004) was developed by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) [later, the environmental division involved was called the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency] and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) with as driving forces Jos Olivier (RIVM) and Jan Berdowski (TNO). In 2004, in order to facilitate continuation of EDGAR, a new project team has been formed composed of the original EDGAR team members of RIVM, now being part of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
A new database structure has been developed at JRC IES. This new database structure allows calculating emissions by country, sector and includes specific technologies for combustion/processing and emission abatement measures. Furthermore, to facilitate both the use of EDGAR data in air pollution and climate modelling on different scales the country emissions are allocated to a 0.1x0.1 grid using newly developed 0.1 degree grid maps for a large variety of emission sources.
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