Environmental impact of fires in Kuwait

Article metrics

The deliberate firing of the Kuwaiti oil wells by the Iraqis is an act of gross environmental vandalism. But the likely impacts on the climate have been exaggerated.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Aldhous, P. Nature 349, 96 (1991).

  2. 2

    Oil Gas J. 88, 46–83 (1990).

  3. 3

    Al-Marafie, A. M. R. Energy 14, 1–7 (1989).

  4. 4

    Sheshodia, T. S., Mubaruk, S. I., Javed, M. S. & Rahman, B. A. in Proceedings: 6th Middle East Oil Show, Soc. of Petroleum Engr. of AIME, 285–301 (1989).

  5. 5

    Ransohoff, L. M., Knudson, K., Bush, B. W. & Small, R. D. Material inventories and Smoke Properties for U.S. Target Areas (Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation, 1989).

  6. 6

    Panner, J., Haselman, L. Jr & Edwards, L. L. J. Clim. Appl. Meteror, 25, 1434–1444 (1986).

  7. 7

    Briggs, G. A. in Lectures on Air Pollution and Environmental Impact Analyses (ed. Haugen, D.A.) (American Meteorological Society, Boston, 1975).

  8. 8

    Heikes, K. E., Ransohoff, L. M. & Small, R. D. Atmos. Environ. 24A, 297–307 (1990).

  9. 9

    Small, R. D. Ambio 19, 377–383 (1989).

  10. 10

    Turco, R. P., Toon, O. B., Ackerman, T. P., Pollack, J. B. & Sagan, C. Science 247, 166–175 (1990).

  11. 11

    Cess, R. D., Potter, G. L., Ghan, S. J. & Gates, W. L. J. Geophys. Res. 90, 12937–12950 (1985).

  12. 12

    Post, W. M., Peng, T., Emanuel, W. R., King, A. W., Dale, V. H. & DeAngelis, D. L. Am. Sc. 78, 310–326 (1990).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Small, R. Environmental impact of fires in Kuwait. Nature 350, 11–12 (1991) doi:10.1038/350011a0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.