McRae, Douglas J.; Jin, J. Z.; Yang, Y. Q.; Baker, S. P.; Conard, S. G.; Stocks, B. J.; Sukhinin, A. I.
January 2008
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society;Jan2008, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
The article discusses the methods used by scientists to determine carbon emissions from forest fires in Siberia, Russia. It revealed that Russian boreal forests make up 25% to 30% of the global terrestrial biomass reserves and fires are the most important disturbance process wherein 10 to 15 million hectares are burned annually. Scientists need to assess and quantify the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that resulted to forest fires in the area. An effective approach used by forest officials is the two-step process that combines satellite burn-scar estimates and fuel consumption models developed through the Russian FIRE BEAR (Fire in the Boreal Eurasia Region) Project.


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