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Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp 435–442 | Cite as

Black carbon emissions from wildfires on forest lands of the Russian Federation in 2007–2012

  • N. S. SmirnovEmail author
  • V. N. Korotkov
  • A. A. Romanovskaya
Article

Abstract

Presented is the method of computational monitoring of black carbon emissions due to wildfires. The computation is carried out for the territory of Russia for the period of 2007–2012. Given is the distribution of black carbon emissions according to fire types and regions. The mean value of black carbon emission due to wildfires for the period under consideration amounted to 81.9 ± 37.2 × 103 t/year and interannual variations are from 53.8 × 103 t in 2011 to 143.5 × 103 t in 2008. The mean value of black carbon emission in the forests is 25.0 ± 3.7 kg/ha for crown fires, 24.0 ± 0.1 kg/ha for underground fires, 10.2 ± 1.2 kg/ha for ground fires, and 4.1 ± 0.3 kg/ha for fires in non-forested areas.

Keywords

Black carbon forest lands forest fires 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Smirnov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. N. Korotkov
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. A. Romanovskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of Roshydromet and Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Lomonosov Moscow State University, GSP-1Leninskie Gory, MoscowRussia

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