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Global Carbon Atlas

The Global Carbon Atlas is a platform to explore and visualize the most up-to-date data on carbon fluxes resulting from human activities and natural processes. Human impacts on the carbon cycle are the most important cause of climate change

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Dataset topic category Climate change
  • English
Use limitations The graphics and data from the Global Carbon Atlas are made freely available in the belief that their wide dissemination will lead to greater understanding and new scientific insights of how the carbon cycle works, how humans are altering it, and how we can mitigate the resulting human-driven climate change. The free availability of these data does not constitute permission for publication of the data. The Global Carbon Atlas team and contributors rely on the ethics and integrity of the users to ensure that each data contributor and the Global Carbon Atlas team receive appropriate and fair credit for their work. Users downloading graphics or screenshots from the Outreach and Emissions applications for non-profit, public and educational lectures should acknowledge the Global Carbon Atlas and any relevant data source as indicated. Users downloading graphics and data for potential use in research projects leading to publications or presentations should seek the approval of each contributor from the beginning of the project, unless data is clearly shown as already published in the scientific literature. If the data are essential to the work, or if an important result or conclusion depends on the graphics or data, co-authorship may need to be considered. In all cases, users should provide the appropriate citation of the data sources (see Contributors in homepage menu and Sources in the Emissions application) . If in doubt, please contact the Atlas team. The Global Carbon Project facilitates access to data and encourages its use to promote a better understanding of the carbon cycle. Respecting original data sources is key to secure the support to enhance, maintain and update the valuable data.
Dataset reference date June 14, 2016
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 1960
Temporal extent's end date January 1, 2016
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Positional Accuracy Please refer to source methodology for accuracy details.
Logical Consistency There are no known issues with logical consistency.
Completeness There are no known issues with completeness.
Process Step No changes or transformations have been applied to this dataset. The data set appears to be released annually. As new annual data sets are released, they can be downloaded.
Lineage Global Carbon Atlas:
Responsible party General Inquires: Pep Canadell CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research GPO Box 3023 Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia Tel.: 61-2-6246 5631 Fax: 61-2-6246 5988 Email: Ayyoob Sharifi Center for Global Environmental Research National Institute for Environmental Studies Onogawa 16-2 Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-8506 Japan Tel: +81-298-50-2672 Fax: +81-298-50-2960 Email:
License unspecified
Copyright Yes
Version 2016
Keywords human impacts,carbon cycle,carob dioxide,methane
Date uploaded February 6, 2018, 12:05 (UTC)
Date modified February 7, 2018, 05:02 (UTC)