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Deforestation and Biogenic Trace Emissions from Brazilian CerradoThe overall goal of NASA's SCAR (Smoke, Cloud and Radiation) Program is to obtain physical and chemical properties of the smoke produced by biomass burning and the effects of the smoke on the earth's radiation balance and climate. It is a joint project with the Brazilian government and their organizations, including INPE (Instituto Nacional Pesquisas Espaciais) who actively participate in all activities. Appropriate estimates of the biomass buming in the tropics is therefore essential to determine its effect on the atmosphere and on climate. The SCAR series of experiments is designed with that purpose. The present study of evaluating the burnt-out areas is to augment the data collected to date to help evaluate the effect of biomass burning.
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Sinha, Ravi (Elizabeth City State Univ. NC United States)
Geol, P. (Elizabeth City State Univ. NC United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1996
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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