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SAFARI 2000 Fire Emission Data, Dry Season 2000


DatasetSAFARI 2000 Fire Emission Data, Dry Season 2000
Release date2004-09-13
Time period2000-08-14 to 2000-09-14

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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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savanna_fire_emiss_aftir_20040715.csv 2.6KB 2000-08-14 to 2000-09-14

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