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Biogeosciences, 16, 1629-1640, 2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 1629-1640, 2019
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Research article 16 Apr 2019

Research article | 16 Apr 2019

Estimation of emissions from biomass burning in China (2003–2017) based on MODIS fire radiative energy data

Lifei Yin et al.
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Biomass burning is an important source of trace gases and aerosols in China, with a significant contribution from small-sized crop residue fires. Compared with conventional methods for emission estimation, the approach based on fire radiative energy (FRE) provides a more reasonable estimate for small-fire emissions. By using FRE data derived from satellites, we developed a long-term biomass burning emission inventory for China with a higher resolution (daily, 1 km) than previous studies.
Biomass burning is an important source of trace gases and aerosols in China, with a significant...