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Enhanced biogenic emissions of nitric oxide and nitrous oxide following surface biomass burningRecent measurements indicate significantly enhanced biogenic soil emissions of both nitric oxide (NO) and nitrous oxide (N2O) following surface burning. These enhanced fluxes persisted for at least six months following the burn. Simultaneous measurements indicate enhanced levels of exchangeable ammonium in the soil following the burn. Biomass burning is known to be an instantaneous source of NO and N2O resulting from high-temperature combustion. Now it is found that biomass burning also results in significantly enhanced biogenic emissions of these gases, which persist for months following the burn.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Anderson, Iris C.
Levine, Joel S.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Poth, Mark A.
Riggan, Philip J.
(USDA, Forest Service, Riverside CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
April 20, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 93
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Accession Number
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