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Emissions changes in 2020 due to Covid19

Piers Forster; Robin Lamboll; Joeri Rogelj

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4458273", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Emissions changes in 2020 due to Covid19", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p><strong>Emissions and climate effects due to the COVID-19&nbsp;response</strong></p>\n\n<p>Monthly emissions and concentrations for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting society response. All scenarios should be compared to&nbsp;the input4MIPS SSP245 baseline&nbsp;<a href=\"\"></a></p>\n\n<p>We provide sector and national emission files as well as the code to create them from mobility data in;Sector&nbsp;csv files have aviation and shipping by nation. National csv files have international aviation and shipping as a separate nation. See&nbsp;<a href=\"\"></a>&nbsp;for more details. The calculations relating these to the emissions netcdf files can be found at&nbsp;<a href=\"\"></a>&nbsp;and is detailed in&nbsp;;</p>\n\n<p><strong>Description of files</strong></p>\n\n<p>Monthly emissions of aerosols and precursors are saved directly here, zipped folders contain GHG concentrations and NOx emissions from aviation for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting society response. All scenarios should be compared to&nbsp;the input4MIPS SSP245 baseline&nbsp;<a href=\"\"></a></p>\n\n<p>Five scenarios are given for departures from the SSP2-4.5 baseline. The baseline is also provided for convenience, with timesteps available corresponding to both the 4-year blip and the 2-year blip. Scenarios depart from baseline after the start of 2020.&nbsp;Monthly concentrations of CO2, CH4 and N2O are provided over 2015-2050. For short-lived species emissions are provided for BC, CO, OC, SO2, NH3, NOx, &amp; NMVOCs. Monthly values for years:2015,2019,2020,2021,2023,2030,2040 and 2050 are provided for the four scenarios and baseline (2-year blip, strong and moderate green recovery and fossil fuel recovery). For the 4-year blip nad 4baseline, the years are&nbsp;2015,2019,2020,2021,2022, 2023, 2025, 2030,2040 and 2050. The SSP245 baseline is also&nbsp;available&nbsp;from&nbsp;the input4MIPS website.&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>NOx emissions from aviation is provided in a zipped folder, with monthly values for years:2015,2019,2020, 2021, 2022, 2023,2030,2040 and 2050. Two files have these years only, (corresponding to 2-year blip and baseline) and two have data for 2024 too (corresponding to the 4-year blip, or baseline for it).</p>\n\n<p>Well-mixed greenhouse gas emissions are provided for North, South and global average concentration of CO2, CH4 and N2O for all months 2015-2050</p>\n\n<p><strong>For more info</strong></p>\n\n<p>Funding was provided by the European Union&rsquo;s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement nos. 820829 (CONSTRAIN)&nbsp;<a href=\"\"></a>&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>Contact Piers Forster&nbsp; ( for more details.<a href=\"\u00a0\">;</a></p>\n\n<p>Paper reference is&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p><strong>Forster, P.M., Forster, H.I., Evans, M.J.&nbsp;<em>et al.</em>&nbsp;Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19.&nbsp;<em>Nat. Clim. Chang.</em>&nbsp;(2020). <a href=\"\"></a></strong></p>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Piers Forster"
      "family": "Robin Lamboll"
      "family": "Joeri Rogelj"
  "note": "Version 5 uses data until the end of Dec 2020, and contains a bugfix affecting the results for aerosols and precursors in Dec 2021.", 
  "version": "5.0", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "4458273"
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