Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 2871–2890, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2871-2022

Special issue: The role of fire in the Earth system: understanding interactions...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 2871–2890, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2871-2022

Research article 03 Mar 2022

Research article | 03 Mar 2022

Stable carbon isotopic composition of biomass burning emissions – implications for estimating the contribution of C3 and C4 plants

Roland Vernooij et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-897', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-897', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-897', Roland Vernooij, 27 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Roland Vernooij on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2022) by Ivan Kourtchev
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Short summary
Landscape fires are a major source of greenhouse gases and aerosols, particularly in sub-tropical savannas. Stable carbon isotopes in emissions can be used to trace the contribution of C3 plants (e.g. trees or shrubs) and C4 plants (e.g. savanna grasses) to greenhouse gases and aerosols if the process is well understood. This helps us to link individual vegetation types to emissions, identify biomass burning emissions in the atmosphere, and improve the reconstruction of historic fire regimes.
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