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Title

Biomass burning in the Amazon: characterization of the ionic component of aerosols generated from flaming and smoldering rainforest in savanna
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. G. Allen; A. H. Miguel
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • aerosols
  • agriculture
  • air quality
  • Amazon
  • biomass
  • Brazil
  • chemical elements
  • combustion
  • deforestation
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • land management
  • litter
  • nutrients
  • overstory
  • rainforests
  • savannas
  • smoke effects
  • South America
  • statistical analysis
Region(s):
  • International
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 36955
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11381
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Samples (170) of biomass combustion smoke were obtained in Brazilian tropical rainforest and savannah during August-September 1992. Speciation of the ionic fraction of fine (d > 2 :m) and coarse (15 :m > d > 2:m) mode particles was achieved using ion chromatography, and the data were interpreted according to geographical region, vegetation type, and phase of combustion. The species measured were CH3COO-, HCOO-, CI-, NO3-,

Citation:
Allen, A. G., and A. H. Miguel. 1995. Biomass burning in the Amazon: characterization of the ionic component of aerosols generated from flaming and smoldering rainforest in savanna. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 29, p. 486-493.