Special Issue "Biomass Burning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Dr. Shobha Kondragunta
Biomass burning in wildfires and prescribed fires has a significant influence on ecosystem structure and function, trace gas emissions, carbon cycle, air quality, energy feedbacks to the climate system, regional socioeconomic conditions, and future land use planning. Biomass burning releases a large amount of trace gases and aerosol emissions, which significantly influence the Earth’s atmosphere and climate. Greenhouse gases from biomass burning lead to an increased warming of the Earth, which could result in more frequent and larger fires. Aerosol emissions from biomass burning affect both local and global air quality, which has strong impacts on human health and environmental pollution. During past decades, biomass burning has been investigated based on inventory data and satellite observations. Several regional and global biomass burning emissions products have been produced for monitoring and forecasting air quality, assessing carbon budget, and exploring climate impacts. However, the discrepancies in the current estimates of biomass burning remain considerable, which results in the large uncertainties in the environmental modeling. It is necessary to quantify biomass burning accurately, particularly with the increase of biomass burning in last decade.
We invite you to submit articles concerning your recent research in the estimates of biomass burning, the applications of fire emissions in air quality monitoring, and the climate impacts with respect to the following topics:
• Measuring and modeling of biomass burning emissions at local and global scales
• Evaluation and valuation of the estimates of biomass burning
• Application of biomass burning emissions for air quality monitoring
• Long-term biomass burning variation and climate impacts
Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang
Dr. Shobha Kondragunta
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- Estimates of biomass burning
- Satellite observations
- Validation and evaluation
- Air quality modeling
- Climate impacts