Articles | Volume 20, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8807–8826, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8807-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8807–8826, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8807-2020

Research article 24 Jul 2020

Research article | 24 Jul 2020

The nitrogen budget of laboratory-simulated western US wildfires during the FIREX 2016 Fire Lab study

James M. Roberts et al.

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We measured total reactive nitrogen, Nr, in lab fires from western North American fuels, along with measurements of individual nitrogen compounds. We measured the amount of N that gets converted to inactive compounds (avg. 70 %), and the amount that is accounted for by individual species (85 % of remaining N). We provide guidelines for how the reactive nitrogen is distributed among individual compounds such as NOx and ammonia. This will help estimates and predictions of wildfire emissions.
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