Sediment Records of Biomass Burning and Global Change

  • James S. Clark
  • Hélène Cachier
  • Johann G. Goldammer
  • Brian Stocks

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. An Introduction to Sediment Records of Biomass Burning

  3. The Issues Addressed by Sediment Combustion Records

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. T. P. Jones, W. G. Chaloner, T. A. J. Kuhlbusch
      Pages 9-22
    3. Michael A. Fosberg, Samuel Levis
      Pages 49-69
    4. Stephen J. Pyne, Johann G. Goldammer
      Pages 71-114
  4. Characterizing Combustion Products in Sediments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. T. Novakov, H. Cachier, J. S. Clark, A. Gaudichet, S. Macko, P. Masclet
      Pages 117-143
    3. Richard G. Zepp, Stephen A. Macko
      Pages 145-166
  5. Particulate Emissions and Transport to Sediments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. W. R. Cofer III, K. P. Koutzenogii, A. Kokorin, A. Ezcurra
      Pages 189-206
    3. M. Garstang, P. D. Tyson, H. Cachier, L. Radke
      Pages 207-250
  6. Stratigraphic Records

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Jennifer M. Robinson, William G. Chaloner, Timothy P. Jones
      Pages 253-270
    3. Marjorie Green Winkler
      Pages 329-346
    4. R. H. W. Bradshaw, K. Tolonen, M. Tolonen
      Pages 347-365
    5. A. P. Kershaw, M. B. Bush, G. S. Hope, K.-F. Weiss, J. G. Goldammer, R. Sanford
      Pages 413-442
  7. Future Directions

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 490-492

About these proceedings


Biomass burning profoundly affects atmospheric chemistry, the carbon cycle, and climate and may have done so for millions of years.
Bringing together renowned experts from paleoecology, fire ecology, atmospheric chemistry, and organic chemistry, the volume elucidates the role of fire during global changes of the past and future. Topics covered include: the characterization of combustion products that occur in sediments, including char, soot/fly ash, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; the calibration of these constituents against atmospheric measurements from wildland and prescribed fire emissions; spatial and temporal patterns in combustion emissions at scales of individual burns to the globe.


Atmospheric chemistry Ecology Paläoönkologie Scale Sediment Verbrennung biomass burning climatology combustion fire globale Veränderung paleoecology

Editors and affiliations

  • James S. Clark
    • 1
  • Hélène Cachier
    • 2
  • Johann G. Goldammer
    • 3
  • Brian Stocks
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BotanyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Centre des Faibles RadioactivitésCNRS/CEAGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  3. 3.Arbeitsgruppe Feuerökologie, Max-Planck-Institut für ChemieUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  4. 4.Great Lakes Forestry CenterCanadian Forest ServiceSault Ste MarieCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63881-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59171-6
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