CEE Professor Joshua Fu has published research about petroleum gas flaring in the journal, Nature’s Scientific Data. Particulate Matters (PM) emitted from gas flaring results in high levels of black carbon (BC), which has a strong effect on climate, ice melting and human health. Nonetheless, BC from gas flaring has not been accounted for in most emission inventories and is largely absent from climate modeling. Here he presents a global gas flaring BC emission rate dataset for the period 1994–2012 in a machine-readable format. Fu’s research used the chemical compositions of petroleum gas at various oil fields to develop a region-dependent gas flaring BC emission factor database that will be beneficial for the global and regional climate modeling and policy makers. Read the full article here.