Biomass burning and the production of greenhouse gasesThe present discussion of related aspects of biomass burning describes a technique for estimating the instantaneous emission of trace gases generated by such fires on the basis of satellite imagery, and notes that burning results in significantly enhanced biogenic emissions of N2O, NO, and CH4. Biomass burning therefore has both immediate and long-term impacts on the trace-gas content of the atmosphere. The effects of Kuwait's oil fires, which encompass both combustion gases and particulates, are compared with those of the more general problem.
Levine, Joel S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
August 16, 2013
May 1, 1991
Meeting: International Symposium on Climate-Biosphere Interactions: Biogenic Emissions and Environmental Effects of Climate Change