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Volume 17, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12239–12252, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12239-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12239–12252, 2017
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Research article 13 Oct 2017

Research article | 13 Oct 2017

IASI-derived NH3 enhancement ratios relative to CO for the tropical biomass burning regions

Simon Whitburn et al.

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Vegetation fires are a major source of NH3 in the atmosphere. A key parameter for the calculation of their emissions, which are still uncertain, is the NH3 enhancement ratio relative to carbon monoxide (CO), ERNH3 / CO. Here we derive new ERNH3 / CO ratios for large tropical regions from the measurements of IASI. We find important variability between and within the studied biomes, as well as interannual variability. This highlights the need for the development of dynamic ERNH3 / CO ratios.
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