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Introduction of a Forest Fire Effect in a Mesoscale Dispersion Model

  • C. Borrego
  • A. I. Miranda
  • M. Nunes
Part of the NATO • Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 22)

Abstract

Burning is a locally, regionally, and globally important biospheric phenomenon. Globally, biomass burning is a major contributor of greenhouse gases and particulate matter to the atmosphere. Andreae (1991) estimated a value of 40% for the annual contribution of biomass burning to the total annual greenhouse gases emissions. In Portugal, the contribution of forest fire’s emissions to the total greenhouse gases emissions could reach about 10% (Miranda et al., 1994a).

Keywords

Heat Source Forest Fire Biomass Burning Local Standard Time Atmospheric Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Borrego
    • 1
  • A. I. Miranda
    • 1
  • M. Nunes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environment and PlanningUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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