Wageningen University
& ICOS Netherlands

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 years 2001-2019. 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 307 TgC/yr, and released 1733 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 Global Carbon Atlas website.

Our contact information is here.

Selected papers including CTE results:

GMD paper on the CarbonTracker Data Assimilation Shell and CTE2016
ESSD Global Carbon Budget 2016 publication including CTE2016-FT
PNAS 2016 publication on the carbon cycle impact of the 2012 drought in the US including CTE2014
Nature Communications 2016 publication on the Asian carbon budget including CTE2014
RECCAP 2013 Biogeosciences publication including CTE2013
Global Change Biology 2010 publication on CarbonTracker Europe
CarbonTracker 2007 PNAS publication
GMD paper on CTE-Lagrange
GMD paper on CTE-CH4

Click here for more references

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

Click here to visit CarbonTracker North America
Click here to visit CarbonTracker Lagrange
Click here to visit CarbonTracker Methane

Copyright Wageningen University, October 2018