Dean A. Hegg, Lawrence F. Radke, Peter V. Hobbs, Philip J. Riggan
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Fire Effects
Ecological - First Order
Smoke & Air Quality
Smoke Emissions

NRFSN number: 8302
FRAMES RCS number: 11498
Record updated: November 14, 2017

Measurements in the plumes from seven forest fires show that the concentrations of NH3 were considerably in excess of ambient values. Calculation of NH3 emissions from the fires, based on the ratio of NH3/CO in the plumes and emissions of CO from biomass burning, suggest that biomass burning may be a significant source of atmospheric NH3.


Hegg, Dean A.; Radke, Lawrence F.; Hobbs, Peter V.; Riggan, Philip J. 1988. Ammonia emissions from biomass burning. Geophysical Research Letters. 15(4): 335-337.

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