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Measurements of reactive trace gases and variable O3 formation rates in some South Carolina biomass burning plumes


Akagi, S. K.; Yokelson, R. J.; Burling, I. R.; Meinardi, S.; Simpson, I.; Blake, D. R.; McMeeking, G. R.; Sullivan, A.; Lee, T.; Kreidenweis, S.; Urbanski, S.; Reardon, J.; Griffith, D. W. T.; Johnson, T. J.; Weise, D. R. 2013. Measurements of reactive trace gases and variable O3 formation rates in some South Carolina biomass burning plumes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 13: 1141-1165.

doi: 10.5194/acp-13-1141-2013

In October-November 2011 we measured trace gas emission factors from seven prescribed fires in South Carolina (SC), US, using two Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) systems and whole air sampling (WAS) into canisters followed by gas- 5 chromatographic analysis. A total of 97 trace gas species were quantified from both airborne and ground-based sampling platforms, making this one of the most detailed field studies of fire emissions to date. The measurements include the first emission factors for a suite of monoterpenes produced by heating vegetative fuels during field fires.

Keywords: trace gas emission, biomass burning, fires


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Measurements of reactive trace gases and variable O3 formation rates in some South Carolina biomass burning plumes
Electronic Publish Date: May 10, 2013
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