Wageningen University
Meteorology and Air Quality Department


CarbonTracker Europe
Welcome to the website of the CarbonTracker Europe project at Wageningen University.

This website is targeted at carbon cycle scientists looking for information on, and results from, our atmospheric data assimilation system. To learn more about this, please follow the links to the documentation.

The figure below gives a visual summary of the natural carbon uptake, and fossil fuel emissions, of a number of key regions in the world. These numbers are reported in teragrams of carbon per year (TgC/yr) and averaged over the decade 2001-2011. Negative numbers (green and yellow colors) indicate natural carbon uptake, while positive numbers (gold-orange colors) indicate net carbon release by the terrestrial biosphere. For example, the North American terrestrial biosphere has taken up 655 TgC/yr, and released 1692 TgC/yr from fossil fuel burning.

For a quick summary of the numbers derived with CarbonTracker Europe you can use the figure above, navigate to any of the items under the 'View' list on your left, or take a look at our regional summary table.

A comparison to other top-down CO2 estimation efforts is found on the Carboscope website.

Our contact information is here.

Click here for the CarbonTracker Europe 2010 Global Change Biology publication
Click here for the RECCAP 2013 ACP publication that includes CarbonTracker Europe
Click here for the 2009 Nature Geosciences publication featuring CarbonTracker Europe
Click here for the CarbonTracker 2007 PNAS publication

CarbonTracker Europe is a Wageningen University contribution
to the Integrated Carbon Observing System (ICOS)


Click here to visit CarbonTracker North America



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