Frequently Asked Questions
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ESS-DIVE is working on the transition of CDIAC data, and is hosting an interim version of the CDIAC website that provides access to the CDIAC data. If you have any questions about ESS-DIVE or the data transition, contact [email protected].
The new archive for the CDIAC data will be ESS-DIVE, except in the specific cases mentioned below. The Oceanic Trace Gas data have been transitioned to the new Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS) operated by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/ocads/. The Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) data are being transitioned to Cal Tech at http://www.tccon.caltech.edu/. HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) data are transitioning to the NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory at https://www.eol.ucar.edu/data-software.
ESS-DIVE will not be updating any data that are on the CDIAC website. Here are some links to check out for additional or new data.
International Energy Agency (https://www.iea.org/statistics/relateddatabases/co2emissionsfromfuelcombustion/ ) – provides global and national (~ 140 countries) estimates including estimates by sector (e.g., residential, electricity generation).
Jos Oliver/Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) – provides emissions estimates for several atmospheric species including carbon dioxide including global and national time series and gridded (0.1 x 0.1) estimates.
US Environmental Protection Agency (https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions ) – provides detailed emission estimates including sectoral estimates for the United States.
Global Emission Inventory Activity (GEIA, http://eccad.aeris-data.fr/#DatasetPlace ) – provides gridded emissions estimates for many atmospheric species including carbon dioxide.
Tom Oda (NASA/GSFC)/ ODIAC (http://odiac.org/index.html) - Odiac (Open-source Data Inventory for Anthropogenic CO2) is a global high-resolution emission dataset for fossil fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, initially developed by the Japanese Greenhouse gas Observing SATellite (GOSAT) project. Odiac emissions are based on CDIAC estimates and create spatial and temporal distributions using various proxy data such as satellite-observed nighttime lights and power plant profiles.
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To see an example of a good dataset, visit this package on ESS-DIVE. If you would like to reference other datasets that have been reviewed and published by the ESS-DIVE Team, visit https://data.ess-dive.lbl.gov/data and explore the list of published datasets.
We need metadata about what the dataset is about (e.g. title, description, keywords, funding), its association to a DOE project, and author information. Check out this page to preview the submission form to get a sense of the types of metadata a dataset needs.
To understand ESS-DIVE's expectations for metadata content, see our Package Level Metadata Guide for details.
Please visit https://data-sandbox.ess-dive.lbl.gov to test the ESS-DIVE system and play around with the upload process. Any data that you save in the test system is temporary, and will not be preserved in ESS-DIVE. You do not need to request permission to upload data to ESS-DIVE before using sandbox.
The dataset will be entered into the ESS-DIVE system, and will only be visible to you privately until you Publish the data. You can continue to Edit the record after you submit.
An ESS-DIVE admin will review the record and respond to you by email. The record will not be published until you respond to the email from the ESS-DIVE admin. If you specified an existing DOI, we will publish the data with the same DOI, otherwise the record will be published with a new DOI.
Uploading large amounts of data can be really difficult on home internet connections. We recommend taking the following steps:
- 1.Upload files one at a time and save after each upload is complete to ensure that the changes are properly saved.
- 2.Go to your computer’s battery settings and turn off sleep mode. If your system goes to sleep in the middle of an upload it can stop the process and prevent the changes from saving.