For Researchers

The paper in Environmental Science and Technology presents the complete Hestia system with Indianapolis, Indiana as the case study.

Gurney, K.R., Razlivanov, I., Song, Y. Zhou, Y., Benes, B., Abdul-Massih, M. (2012) Quantification of fossil fuel CO2 at the building/street scale for a large US city, Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 12194-12202, 

A more recent paper explores application of the Hestia - Salt Lake City to urban carbon drivers and urban carbon policy

Patarasuk, R., K.R. Gurney, D. O’Keeffe, Y. Song, J. Huang, P.Rao, M. Buchert, J. Lin, D. Mendoza, J.R. Ehleringer (2012) ) Application of high-resolution fossil fuel CO2 emissions quantification to urban climate policy in Salt Lake County, Utah USA, Urban Ecosystems, 19(3), 1013-1039. DOI 10.1007/s11252-016-0553-1. 

Also, see previous publications related to the Hestia project:

Zhou, Y. and K.R. Gurney (2010) A New Methodology for Quantifying Residential and Commercial Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions at the Building Spatial Scale and Hourly Time Scale, Carbon Management, 1(1), 45-56. 

Zhou, Y., Weng, Q., Gurney, K.R., Shuai, Y. and X. Hu (2011) Estimation of the relationship between remotely sensed anthropogenic heat discharge and building energy use, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 67, 65-72. 

Hestia downloadable datasets - get readme first!
and........Please Read our DATA SHARING POLICY

All files are now on a Business dropbox account (unfortunately, ASU has blocked all FTP access). Click each link and you should be prompted with either a password request or download box

Los Angeles Basin (5 counties in the Los Angeles Basin) version 1.0 is now available but is password protected. If you are interested in using the data product in research, please contact Dr. Kevin Gurney. This data product is not considered a public dataset but will be made public in coordination with the larger LA Basin Megacity research team and peer-reviewed published results.

readme/metadata document (.pdf)

GIS Shapefiles

Los Angeles Basin GIS shapefile (years: 2011, 2012)

Los Angeles Basin sector/county totals (csv), 2011

Los Angeles Basin sector/county totals (csv), 2012

"fishnet" shapefile of the grid used in gridded product

Gridded data product (tarred and compressed fileset) ~6 GB each

Los Angeles Basin 0.01degx0.01deg, 2011

Los Angeles Basin 0.01degx0.01deg, 2012

This work in Phoenix (Maricopa county) is currently underway. Hence, these results are PRELIMINARY and should not be used or reproduced without permission of Dr. Kevin Gurney.

Phoenix metro (Maricopa County), 2002 GIS shapefile

Counties surrounding Phoenix metro (Maricopa County), 2002 GIS shapefile

Phoenix metro (Maricopa County) 0.01degx0.01deg, 2002 gridded data file (coordinate system: WGS84)