Biomass burning in Asia: Annual and seasonal estimates and atmospheric emissions

  title={Biomass burning in Asia: Annual and seasonal estimates and atmospheric emissions},
  author={David G. Streets and Kristen F. Yarber and Jeong Ho Woo and Gregory R. Carmichael},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
Estimates of biomass burning in Asia are developed to facilitate the modeling of Asian and global air quality. A survey of national, regional, and international publications on biomass burning is conducted to yield consensus estimates of “typical” (i.e., non‐year‐specific) estimates of open burning (excluding biofuels). We conclude that 730 Tg of biomass are burned in a typical year from both anthropogenic and natural causes. Forest burning comprises 45% of the total, the burning of crop… 

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