Biogenic Emissions Landuse Database, Version 3 (BELD3)
- Download the shapefile containing the shapes of the 24 tiles (tiles24.zip). This is an input file for the "Overlay" mode of the beld3smk program, which determines which beld3 tiles intersect your modeling grid.
- Download the 3 binary (NetCDF) files that describe the BELD3 land use files (varlist.zip).
- Download the binary files of land use data for the tiles. If you already know which tiles you will need (either from inspecting the image of the BELD3 tiles below or from using the "Overlay" mode of the beld3smk program), you need only to download those tiles that are needed for your modeling grid (named b3.tileX.zip, where X is the number of the tile). To download all tiles use the beld3_all_tiles_and_inputs.tar.gz file.
- Run the “beld3smk” program to convert the grid. Follow the directions for the beld3smk program at: Creating Inputs to SMOKE Biogenic Processing