Monitoring atmospheric composition & climate
Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications


  • Inness, A., Baier, F., Benedetti, A., Bouarar, I., Chabrillat, S., Clark, H., Clerbaux, C., Coheur, P., Engelen, R. J., Errera, Q., J. Flemming, M. George, C. Granier, J. Hadji-Lazaro, V. Huijnen, D. Hurtmans, L. Jones, J. W. Kaiser, J. Kapsomenakis, K. Lefever, J. Leitão, M. Razinger, A. Richter, M. G. Schultz, A. J. Simmons, M. Suttie, O. Stein, J.-N. Thépaut, V. Thouret, M. Vrekoussis, C. Zerefos, and the MACC team (2012). The macc reanalysis: an 8-yr data set of atmospheric composition. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Discussions, 12:31247–31347 [PDF]

  • Krol, M., Peters, W., Hooghiemstra, P., George, M., Clerbaux, C., Hurtmans, D., McInerney, D., Sedano, F., Bergamaschi, P., El Hajj, M., Kaiser, J. W., Fisher, D., Yershov, V., and Muller, J.-P.: How much CO was emitted by the 2010 fires around Moscow?, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 28705-28731, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-28705-2012, 2012. [PDF]
  • Huijnen, V., Flemming, J., Kaiser, J. W., Inness, A., Leitao, J., Heil, A., Eskes, H. J., Schultz, M. G., Benedetti, A., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Dufour, G., and Eremenko, M. (2012). Hindcast experiments of tropospheric composition during the summer 2010 fires over western Russia. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12:4341–4364. [PDF]


  • Kaiser, J. W., Heil, A., Andreae, M. O., Benedetti, A., Chubarova, N., Jones, L., Morcrette, J.-J., Razinger, M., Schultz, M. G., Suttie, M., and van der Werf, G. R. (2012). Biomass burning emissions estimated with a global fire assimilation system based on observed fire radiative power. BG9:527-554. [PDF]
  • Wooster, M. J., Xu, W., and Nightingale, T. (2012). Sentinel-3 SLSTR active fire detection and FRP product: Pre-launch algorithm development and performance evaluation using MODIS and ASTER datasets. RSE, 120:236–254. [PDF]
  • Stein, O., Flemming, J., Inness, A., Kaiser, J. W., and Schultz, M. G. (2012). Global reactive gases forecasts and reanalysis in the MACC project. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 1:1–14. [PDF]

  • Benedetti, A., J. W. Kaiser, and J.-J. Morcrette (2011) [Global Climate] Aerosols [in "State of the Climate in 2010"]. BAMS92(6):S65–S67 [PDF]
  • Kaiser, J. W., A. Heil, and G. R. van der Werf (2011) [Global Climate] Biomass Burning [in "State of the Climate in 2010"] BAMS, 92(6):S72–S74 [PDF]
  • Wooster, M.J., Xu, W. and Nightinggale., T. (in press) Sentinel-3 SLSTR Active Fire Detection and FRP Product: Pre-launch Algorithm Development and Performance Evaluation using MODIS and ASTER Datasets, Remote Sensing of Environment, in press.
  • Kaiser et al. (2010) Biomass Burning [in "State of the Climate in 2009"] BAMS 91(6) [PDF]
  • van der Werf et al. (2010) Global fire emissions and the contribution of deforestation, savanna, forest, agricultural, and peat fires (1997–2009), ACPD Vol. 10 [PDF]
  • Xu et al. (2010) New GOES imager algorithms for cloud and active fire detection and fire radiative power assessment across North, South and Central America. RSE Vol. 114 [PDF]
  • Giglio et al. (2009) Assessing variability and long-term trends in burned area by merging multiple satellite fire products, Biogeosciences 7, volume 7, 1171–1186 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2009a) Global Real-time Fire Emission Estimates Based on Space-borne Fire Radiative Power Observations, AIP Conf. Proc. Vol. 1100 [PDF]
  • van der Werf et al. (2009) CO2 emissions from forest loss, Nature Geoscience 2(11), 737–738 [PDF]
  • Roberts & Wooster (2008) Fire Detection and Fire Characterization Over Africa Using Meteosat SEVIRI, IEEE TGRS Vol. 46 [PDF]
  • Schultz et al. (2008) Global wildland fire emissions from 1960 to 2000, GBC Vol. 22 [PDF]

Other Printed Publications

  • Trigo, I. F., M. Wooster, J. Macedo, W. Xu (2014) "Fire Radiative Power - GOES Product User Manual" [PDF]
  • Kaiser, J. W., Peuch, V.-H., Benedetti, A., Boucher, O., Engelen, R. J., Holzer-Popp, T., Morcrette, J.-J., and Wooster, M. J. (2012). The pre-operational GMES atmospheric service in MACC- II and its potential use of Sentinel-3 observations. In Proc. 3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR and OCLI-SLSTR (Sentinel-3) Preparatory Workshop, number SP-708 in Special Publications. ESA. [PDF]
  • Kaiser, J. W., Benedetti, A., Flemming, J., Heil, A., Morcrette, J.-J., Razinger, M., Schultz, M. G., van der Werf, G. R., Wooster, M. J., and Xu, W. (2011). Wildfire monitoring in the GMES atmopsheric service developed by the MACC project. In Let’s embrace space - Space Research achievements under the 7th Framework Programme, pages 116–122. European Union. [PDF]
  • Kaiser, J.W., Benedetti, A., Flemming, J., Morcrette, J.-J., Heil, A., Schultz, M.G., van der Werf, G.R., and Wooster, M.J. (2011a) From Fire Observations to Smoke Plume Forecasting in the MACC Services, Proc. 'Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science', Frascati, Italy, 3--6 November 2010, European Space Agency, SP-688 [PDF]
  • Heil et al. (2010) Assessment of the Real-Time Fire Emissions (GFASv0) by MACC, ECMWF Tech. Memo No. 628 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2010a) Understanding the Processes Involved in Biomass Burning, iLEAPS Newsletter No. 9 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2010a) Understanding the Processes Involved in Biomass Burning, ECMWF Newsletter No. 122 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2009b) The MACC Global Fire Assimilation System: First Emission Products (GFASv0), ECMWF Tech. Memo No. 596 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2009c) Smoke in the Air, ECMWF Newsletter No. 119 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2009d) SEVIRI Fire Radiative Power and the MACC Atmospheric Services, Proc. 2009 EUMETSAT Met. Sat. Conf. [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2009e) Understanding the processes involved in biomass burning, IGAC Newsletter No. 42 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. (2009f) Improved Quantitative Fire Description With Mulit-Species Inversions Of Observed Plumes, Scientific Report of European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop [PDF]
  • Kaiser, J. W., Schultz, M. G., Gregoire, J. M., Textor, C., Sofiev, M., Bartholome, E., Leroy, M., Engelen, R. J., and Hollingsworth, A. (2006). Observation Requirements for Global Biomass Burning Emission Monitoring. In Proc. 2006 EUMETSAT Met. Sat. Conf. [PDF]

Selected Presentations    

  • Lammel et al. 'On the contribution of biomass burning to POPs in air in Africa', 6th SETAC World Congress 2012, Berlin, May 2012 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. 'Forest fire NRT emissions', EEA Eionet workshop 'GMES services and emission inventories', Copenhagen, October 2011 [PDF]
  • Visschedijk et al. 'European Emission Inventory for Four Indicator PAHs for 2005', DioXin 2011, Brussel, August 2011 [PDF]
  • Huijnen et al. 'Assimilation and hindcast experiments of reactive trace gases during the 2010 Russian fires', EGU GA, Vienna, 2011 [PDF]
  • Heil et al. 'Validation of MODIS FRP-based Near Realtime Dry Matter Burned Estimates With The Global Fire Emissions Database V3', ESA-iLEAPS-EGU conference, Frascati, 3-5 November 2010 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. 'Global Fire Emission Monitoring with Fire Radiative Power in the MACC Project', Land Surface Analysis SAF 2010 User Workshop, Toulouse, 15-17 November 2010, [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. 'From Fire Observations to Smoke Plume Forecasting in the MACC Service', ESA-iLEAPS-EGU conference, Frascati, 3-5 November 2010 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. 'The MACC Fire Products', EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 6 May 2010 [PDF]
  • Kaiser et al. 'MACC Fire Emission Analysis', MACC General Assembly, Reading, 13 January 2010 [PDF]
  • van der Werf et al. 'Climate controls on the variability of fires in the tropics and subtropics', EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 3 May 2010
  • Xu et al. '"Global" Operational Geostationary Fire Radiative Power Data for Supporing NRT Atmospheric Modelling', EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 3 May 2010
  • Kaiser et al. "Global Real Time Fire Emission Estimation from Fire Radiative Power Observations", GEIA Conference, Oslo, 29 October 2009 [PDF]
  • Wooster et al. "Estimating Biomass Burnt and Carbon Emissions from Large Wildfires", NERC NCEO Science Meting, 2 - 4 September 2009 [PDF]


  • Kaiser et al. 'Fire and Plume Monitoring in the MACC Project', EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 3 May 2010 [PDF]
  • van der Werf et al. 'The improved Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED) version 3: contribution of savanna, forest, deforestation, and peat fires to the global fire emissions budget', EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 3 May 2010