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Ammonia emissions from biomass burning

Author(s): Dean A. Hegg, Lawrence F. Radke, Peter V. Hobbs, Philip J. Riggan
Year Published: 1988

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.

Citation: 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.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - First Order, Emissions, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke Emissions
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 8302
FRAMES RCS number: 11498
Record updated: Nov 14, 2017