Arctic Shipping Emissions Scenarios


A spatial inventory of Arctic Shipping and Future Scenarios produced by James J. Corbett, P.E., Ph.D., D.A. Lack, J.J. Winebrake, S. Harder, J. Silberman, and  M. Gold

This website makes available spatial and temporal data for commercial marine emissions inventories for Arctic shipping lanes.  A set of geographically resolved inventories were produced that describe air emissions for a 2004 baseline year. 

Cite source as: Corbett, J. J.; Lack, D. A.; Winebrake, J. J.; Harder, S.; Silberman, J. A.; Gold, M., Arctic shipping emissions inventories and future scenarios. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 2010, 10, (4), 10271-10311.

The ACPD manuscript describing 2010 and 2020 forecast scenarios is available here in pdf format.

Data for in-Arctic scnearios are posted here; data for diversion traffic are posted here. Data files are large (~100+ Mb); use high-speed connection or allow download time.

For in-Arctic shipping scenarios, file formats for modelers were produced in tabular format (MS Excel files) with the following fields:

Field Name

Descriptor

Xmeters

Meters east from -90 degree meridian

Ymeters

Meters from the pole along -90 degree meridian

Long

Longitude degrees at 5 kilometer resolution

Lat

Latitude degrees at 5 kilometer resolution

BCg_5k

Grams black carbon emitted within grid

OCg_5k

Grams organic carbon emitted within grid

SOxkg_5k

Grams sulfur (as SO2) carbon emitted within grid

BC_MFR70p

Seventy percent MFR reduction (30% of BCg_5k)

OC_MFR70p

Seventy percent MFR reduction (30% of OCg_5k)

CO2kg_5k

Kilograms carbon dioxide emitted within grid

NOxkg_5k

Kilograms nitrogen (as NO2) emitted within grid

PMg_5k

Grams particulate matter emitted within grid

COg_5k

Grams carbon monoxide emitted within grid

 

Site Updated 31 March 2010