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Trace gas emissions from biomass burning inferred from aerosol optical depth

Paton-Walsh, C; Jones, N; Wilson, S; Meier, Arndt LU ; Deutscher, N; Griffith, D; Mitchell, R and Campbell, S (2004) In Geophysical Research Letters 31(5). p.05116-05116
Abstract
We have observed strong correlations between simultaneous and co-located measurements of aerosol optical depth and column amounts of carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde and ammonia in bushfire smoke plumes over SE Australia during the Austral summers of 2001/2002 and 2002/2003. We show how satellite-derived aerosol optical depth maps may be used in conjunction with these correlations to determine the total amounts of these gases present in a fire-affected region. This provides the basis of a method for estimating total emissions of trace gases from biomass burning episodes using visible radiances measured by satellites.
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Geophysical Research Letters
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31
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05116 - 05116
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American Geophysical Union
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1944-8007
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10.1029/2003GL018973
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English
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  abstract     = {We have observed strong correlations between simultaneous and co-located measurements of aerosol optical depth and column amounts of carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde and ammonia in bushfire smoke plumes over SE Australia during the Austral summers of 2001/2002 and 2002/2003. We show how satellite-derived aerosol optical depth maps may be used in conjunction with these correlations to determine the total amounts of these gases present in a fire-affected region. This provides the basis of a method for estimating total emissions of trace gases from biomass burning episodes using visible radiances measured by satellites.},
  author       = {Paton-Walsh, C and Jones, N and Wilson, S and Meier, Arndt and Deutscher, N and Griffith, D and Mitchell, R and Campbell, S},
  issn         = {1944-8007},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {05116--05116},
  publisher    = {American Geophysical Union},
  series       = {Geophysical Research Letters},
  title        = {Trace gas emissions from biomass burning inferred from aerosol optical depth},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018973},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2004},
}