Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fire INventory from NCAR (FINN) - A Daily Open Fire Emissions Extracted for the Indian Subcontinent

Open biomass burning makes up an important part of the total global emissions of greenhouse gases, reactive trace gases, and particulate matter. Although episodic in nature and highly variable, open biomass burning emissions can contribute to local, regional, and global air quality problems and climate forcings. The Fire INventory from NCAR (FINN) model provides high resolution, global emission estimates from open burning; these emissions have been developed specifically to provide input needed for modeling atmospheric chemistry and air quality in a consistent framework at scales from local to global. The inventory framework produces daily emission estimates at a horizontal resolution of ~1 km2. The product differs from other inventories because it provides a unique combination of high temporal and spatial resolution, global coverage, and estimates for a large number of chemical species. Read the full description of the product @ NCAR

Below is an extract of the daily emissions file covering the Indian Subcontinent. More details on how we are utilizing this product for air quality analysis and forecasting is @

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