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Measurements of trace gas emissions from Australian forest fires and correlations with coincident measurements of aerosol optical depth

Paton-Walsh, C; Jones, NB; Wilson, SR; Haverd, V; Meier, Arndt LU ; Griffith, DWT and Rinsland, CP (2005) In Journal of Geophysical Research 110(D24). p.24305-24305
Abstract
[1] We present vertically integrated measurements of C(2)H(2), C(2)H(4), C(2)H(6), HCOOH, CO, H(2)CO, HCN and NH(3) through smoke plumes from Australian forest fires measured by ground-based solar absorption spectroscopy. The column amounts of these gases are highly correlated with simultaneous, colocated measurements of aerosol optical depth, providing a potential method of mapping biomass-burning emissions using satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth. We have calculated emission ratios relative to CO for the trace gases using aerosol optical depth as a proxy for CO and converted to emission factors by using an average emission factor for CO from literature measurements of extratropical forest fires. The results show that... (More)
[1] We present vertically integrated measurements of C(2)H(2), C(2)H(4), C(2)H(6), HCOOH, CO, H(2)CO, HCN and NH(3) through smoke plumes from Australian forest fires measured by ground-based solar absorption spectroscopy. The column amounts of these gases are highly correlated with simultaneous, colocated measurements of aerosol optical depth, providing a potential method of mapping biomass-burning emissions using satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth. We have calculated emission ratios relative to CO for the trace gases using aerosol optical depth as a proxy for CO and converted to emission factors by using an average emission factor for CO from literature measurements of extratropical forest fires. The results show that Australian forest fire emissions are broadly similar to those from other geographical regions except for comparatively low emissions of C(2)H(6). (Less)
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10.1029/2005JD006202
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  abstract     = {[1] We present vertically integrated measurements of C(2)H(2), C(2)H(4), C(2)H(6), HCOOH, CO, H(2)CO, HCN and NH(3) through smoke plumes from Australian forest fires measured by ground-based solar absorption spectroscopy. The column amounts of these gases are highly correlated with simultaneous, colocated measurements of aerosol optical depth, providing a potential method of mapping biomass-burning emissions using satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth. We have calculated emission ratios relative to CO for the trace gases using aerosol optical depth as a proxy for CO and converted to emission factors by using an average emission factor for CO from literature measurements of extratropical forest fires. The results show that Australian forest fire emissions are broadly similar to those from other geographical regions except for comparatively low emissions of C(2)H(6).},
  author       = {Paton-Walsh, C and Jones, NB and Wilson, SR and Haverd, V and Meier, Arndt and Griffith, DWT and Rinsland, CP},
  issn         = {2156-2202},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {D24},
  pages        = {24305--24305},
  publisher    = {American Geophysical Union},
  series       = {Journal of Geophysical Research},
  title        = {Measurements of trace gas emissions from Australian forest fires and correlations with coincident measurements of aerosol optical depth},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005JD006202},
  volume       = {110},
  year         = {2005},
}