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Biomass Burning and Its Inter-Relationships with the Climate System

  • John L. Innes
  • Martin Beniston
  • Michel M. Verstraete

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sue A. Ferguson, David V. Sandberg, Roger Ottmar
    Pages 33-50
  3. Eric S. Kasischke, Brian J. Stocks, Kathy O’Neill, Nancy H. F. French, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez
    Pages 51-68
  4. Claire Granier, Jean-François Müller, Guy Brasseur
    Pages 69-85
  5. D. A. Hauglustaine, G. P. Brasseur, J. S. Levine
    Pages 87-99
  6. W. R. Skinner, B. J. Stocks, D. L. Martell, B. Bonsal, A. Shabbar
    Pages 101-125
  7. Donald R. Cahoon Jr., Brian J. Stocks, Martin E. Alexander, Bryan A. Baum, Johann G. Goldammer
    Pages 151-169
  8. Edward Dwyer, Jean-Marie Grégoire, José M. C. Pereira
    Pages 171-191
  9. Daniela Stroppiana, Pietro Alessandro Brivio, Jean-Mare Grégoire
    Pages 193-213
  10. José M. C. Pereira, Maria J. P. Vasconcelos, Adélia M. Sousa
    Pages 215-232
  11. Geoffrey J. Cary, John C. G. Banks
    Pages 233-246
  12. Eric S. Kasischke, Kathy O’Neill, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Nancy H. F. French
    Pages 263-280
  13. Douglas G. Fox, Allen R. Riebau, Richard W. Fisher
    Pages 299-319
  14. John L. Innes, Martin Beniston, Michel Verstraete
    Pages 341-346
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 347-359

About this book

Introduction

JOHN L. INNES University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada The interactions between biomass burning and climate have been brought into focus by a number of recent events. Firstly, the Framework Convention on Climate Change and, more recently, the Kyoto Protocol, have drawn the attention of policy makers and others to the importance of biomass burning in relation to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. Secondly, the use of prescribed fires has become a major management tool in some countries; with for example the area with fuel treatments (which include prescribed burns and mechanical treatments) having increased on US National Forest System lands from 123,000 ha in 1985 to 677,000 ha in 1998. Thirdly, large numbers of forest fires in Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and elsewhere in 1997 and 1998 received unprecedented media attention. Consequently, it is appropriate that one of the Wengen Workshops on Global Change Research be devoted to the relationships between biomass burning and climate. This volume includes many of the papers presented at the workshop, but is also intended to act as a contribution to the state of knowledge on the int- relationships between biomass burning and climate change. Previous volumes on biomass burning (e. g. Goldammer 1990,Levine 1991a, Crutzen and Goldammer 1993, Levine 1996a, 1996b, Van Wilgen et al. 1997) have stressed various aspects of the biomass–climate issue, and provide a history of the development of our understanding of the many complex relationships that are involved.

Keywords

Absorption Aerosol Greenhouse gas Troposphere climate change vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • John L. Innes
    • 1
  • Martin Beniston
    • 2
  • Michel M. Verstraete
    • 3
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of FribourgSwitzerland
  3. 3.Joint Research CenterIspraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47959-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5375-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47959-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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