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Main Title Carbon emissions from spring 1998 fires in tropical Mexico /
Author Cairns, Michael A. ; Hao, W. M. ; Alvarado, E. ; Haggerty, P. K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hao, Wei Min
Alvarado, Ernesto.
Haggerty, Patricia K.
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR. Western Ecology Div. ;Forest Service, Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Sciences Lab. ;Washington Univ., Seattle. Forestry Sciences Lab. ;OAO Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Natioal Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Western Ecology division,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/A-99/001
Stock Number PB99-128399
Additional Subjects Carbon ; Emissions ; Fires ; Air pollution monitoring ; Tropical regions ; Tropical forests ; Biomass ; Ground cover ; Land use ; Burning ; Emission factors ; Environmental impacts ; Satellite observation ; Climate change ; Southeastern Region(Mexico)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB99-128399 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 18 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract The authors used NOAA-AVHRR satellite imagery, biomass density maps, fuel consumption estimates, and a carbon emission factor to estimate the total carbon (C) emissions from the Spring 1998 fires in tropical Mexico. All eight states in southeast Mexico were affected by the wildfires, although the activity was concentrated near the common border of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Veracruz. The fires burned approximately 482,000 ha and the land use/land cover classes most extensively impacted were the tall/medium selvas (tropical evergreen forests), open/fragmented forests, and perturbed areas. The total prompt emissions were 4.6 TgC during the two-month period of the authors' study, contributing an additional 24% to the region's average annual net C emissions from forestry and land-use change. Mexico in 1998 experienced its driest Spring since 1941, setting the stage for the widespread burning.
Notes "EPA/600/A-99/001." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
Place Published Corvallis, OR :
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Forest Service, Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Sciences Lab., Washington Univ., Seattle. Forestry Sciences Lab. and OAO Corp., Corvallis, OR.
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Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. ; National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory. ; University of Washington, Seattle. ; OAO Corporation.
PUB Date Free Form {1998}
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20000629191238
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01307nam 2200313Ka 45020