Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8413–8436, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8413-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8413–8436, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8413-2021

Research article 03 Jun 2021

Research article | 03 Jun 2021

Global and regional impacts of land cover changes on isoprene emissions derived from spaceborne data and the MEGAN model

Beata Opacka et al.

Data sets

MEGAN-MOHYCAN global isoprene emissions accounting for space-based land cover changes [ALBERI dataset] Beata Opacka and Jean-François Müller https://doi.org/10.18758/71021062

MCD12Q1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid V006 M. Friedl and D. Sulla-Menashe https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.006

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Isoprene is mainly emitted from plants, and about 80 % of its global emissions occur in the tropics. Current isoprene inventories are usually based on modelled vegetation maps, but high pressure on land use over the last decades has led to severe losses, especially in tropical forests, that are not considered by models. We provide a study on the present-day impact of spaceborne land cover changes on isoprene emissions and the first inventory based on high-resolution Landsat tree cover dataset.
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