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Relationship between trace gases and aerosols from biomass burning in Southeast Asia using satellite and emission data
Author(s): Yoshimi Azuma; Maya Nakamura; Makoto Kuji
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Paper Abstract

Southeast Asia is one of the biggest regions of biomass burning with forest fires and slash-and-burn farming. From the fire events, a large amount of air pollutants are emitted such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and aerosol (black carbon; BC). Biomass burning generally causes not only local, but also transboundary air pollution, and influences the atmospheric environment in the world accordingly. However, impact of air pollutants’ emissions from large-scale fire in Southeast Asia is not well investigated compared to other regions such as South America and Africa. In this study, characteristics of the atmospheric environment were investigated with correlative analyses among several satellite data (MOPITT, OMI, and MODIS) and emission inventory (GFEDv3) in Southeast Asia from October 2004 to June 2008 on a monthly basis. As a result, it is suggested that the transboundary air pollution from the biomass burning regions occurred over Southeast Asia, which caused specifically higher air pollutants’ concentration at Hanoi, Vietnam in spring dry season.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8523, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV, 85230V (12 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977326
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Yoshimi Azuma, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
Maya Nakamura, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Kuji, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8523:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV
Tadahiro Hayasaka; Kenji Nakamura; Eastwood Im, Editor(s)

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