A tropical rainforest clearing experiment by biomass burning in the Manaus region

A tropical rainforest clearing experiment by biomass burning in the Manaus region A tropical rainforest clearing experiment by biomass burning performed in a one hectare area of INPA's forest reserve located 60 km from Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is described. The experiment is part of a major effort to quantify the amounts of carbon dioxide generated by this kind of clearing process. Following the procedure used by native people in the region, the trees were cut and the biomass left to dry on the ground for three months before burning. The fire burned through the whole one hectare area. The results include a carbon mass balance of the test site, air temperatures and heat transfer rates inside the ground. The carbon balance allowed the estimation of the carbon gasification efficiency for this kind of fire. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Atmospheric Environment Elsevier

A tropical rainforest clearing experiment by biomass burning in the Manaus region

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1352-2310
eISSN
1873-2844
DOI
10.1016/1352-2310(95)00094-F
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Abstract

A tropical rainforest clearing experiment by biomass burning performed in a one hectare area of INPA's forest reserve located 60 km from Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is described. The experiment is part of a major effort to quantify the amounts of carbon dioxide generated by this kind of clearing process. Following the procedure used by native people in the region, the trees were cut and the biomass left to dry on the ground for three months before burning. The fire burned through the whole one hectare area. The results include a carbon mass balance of the test site, air temperatures and heat transfer rates inside the ground. The carbon balance allowed the estimation of the carbon gasification efficiency for this kind of fire.

Journal

Atmospheric EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 1995

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