Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1471–1489, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1471–1489, 2017
Research article
31 Jan 2017
Research article | 31 Jan 2017

Multi-instrument comparison and compilation of non-methane organic gas emissions from biomass burning and implications for smoke-derived secondary organic aerosol precursors

Lindsay E. Hatch et al.

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The most comprehensive database of gaseous biomass burning emissions to date was compiled. Four complementary instruments were deployed together during laboratory fires. The results generally compared within experimental uncertainty and highlighted that a range of measurement approaches are required for adequate characterization of smoke composition. Observed compounds were binned based on volatility, and priority recommendations were made to improve secondary organic aerosol predictions.
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