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Daily burned area and carbon emissions from boreal fires in Alaska

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2015

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Veraverbeke, S., Rogers, B. M., and Randerson, J. T., 2015, Daily burned area and carbon emissions from boreal fires in Alaska: Biogeosciences, v. 12, p. 3579-3601.

Summary

© Author(s) 2015. Boreal fires burn into carbon-rich organic soils, thereby releasing large quantities of trace gases and aerosols that influence atmospheric composition and climate. To better understand the factors regulating boreal fire emissions, we developed a statistical model of carbon consumption by fire for Alaska with a spatial resolution of 450 m and a temporal resolution of 1 day. We used the model to estimate variability in carbon emissions between 2001 and 2012. Daily burned area was mapped using imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer combined with perimeters from the Alaska Large Fire Database. Carbon consumption was calibrated using available field measurements from black spruce forests in Alaska. [...]

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NWBLCC Test to validate 3364 records in xml format
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NWBLCC-20160527b.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.5194/bg-12-3579-2015

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