The ORNL DAAC is pleased to announce the release of a new dataset associated with The North American Carbon Program (NACP) by Marklein, A.R., et al. (2021):
This dataset provides estimates of methane (CH4) emissions from dairies in California at a resolution of 0.1 degrees (~ 10 km x 10 km) for the year 2019. The mapped sources of dairy CH4 emissions are enteric fermentation and manure management reported in gigagrams per square km per year (Gg km-2 y-1). The sum of the two sources is also provided. These data are in the succession of Vista California (Vista-CA) spatial datasets that have identified and classified potential methane source emitters in California and were created utilizing an assortment of publicly available data sources from local, state, and federal agencies. This dataset can serve as a planning tool for mitigation, a prior for atmospheric observation-based emissions estimates, attribution of emissions to a specific facility, and to validate CH4 emissions reductions from management changes.
The North American Carbon Program (NACP) is a multi-disciplinary research program designed to obtain scientific understanding of North America's carbon sources and sinks and of the changes in carbon stocks needed to meet societal concerns, and to provide tools for decision makers. NACP began in 2002 and continues to date. The NACP data collection contains continental carbon budgets, dynamics, processes, and management of the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide, methane, and carbon monoxide in North America and in adjacent ocean regions.
Additional data from NACP and other relevant links can be found on the ORNL DAAC's NACP Project Page.
Citation: Marklein, A.R., D. Meyer, M.L. Fischer, S. Jeong, T. Rafiq, M. Carr, and F.M. Hopkins. 2021. Methane Emissions from Dairy Sources (Vista-CA), State of California, USA, 2019. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1902