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SAFARI 2000 Fire Emission Data, Dry Season 2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Fire Emission Data, Dry Season 2000
Release date2004-09-13
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-08-14


As part of the SAFARI 2000), the University of Montana participated in both ground-based and airborne campaigns during the southern African dry season of 2000 to measure trace gas emissions from biofuel production and use and savanna fires, respectively. During the airborne campaign, stable and reactive trace gases were measured over southern Africa with an airborne Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (AFTIR) onboard the University of Washington Convair-580 research aircraft in August-September of 2000. The measurements included vertical profiles of CO2, CO, H2O, and CH4 up to 5.5 km on 6 occasions above instrumented ground sites and below the TERRA satellite and ER-2 high-flying research aircraft as well as trace gas emissions from ten African savanna fires. These measurements are the first broad characterization of the most abundant trace gases in nascent smoke from African savanna fires (i.e., including oxygen- and nitrogen-containing species).


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Yokelson, R.J. 2004. SAFARI 2000 Fire Emission Data, Dry Season 2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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  • fire_emissions_readme.pdf
  • Yokelson_Fire_Emission_photos.pdf
  • aftir_photo_index.xls

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
savanna_fire_emiss_aftir_20040715.csv 2.6 KB 2000-08-14 - 2000-09-14

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