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Biomass burning as a source of atmospheric gases CO, H2, N2O, NO, CH3Cl and COS

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Biomass burning can contribute extensively to the budgets of several gases which are important in atmospheric chemistry. In several cases the emission is comparable to the technological source. Most burning takes place in the tropics in the dry season and is caused by man's activities.

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    • Wolfgang Seiler

    Present address: Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, FRG.

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    • Paul J. Crutzen
    • , Leroy E. Heidt
    • , Joseph P. Krasnec
    • , Walter H. Pollock
    •  & Wolfgang Seiler

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