Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8523–8546, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8523-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8523–8546, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8523-2019

Research article 04 Jul 2019

Research article | 04 Jul 2019

Emission of trace gases and aerosols from biomass burning – an updated assessment

Meinrat O. Andreae

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