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FTIR, bushfires, and atmospheric chemistry

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Biomass burning makes an important impact on atmospheric chemistry through the emission of large quantities of many trace gases into the atmosphere. We describe the application of three FTIR-based methods to the analysis of the composition of the smoke from different types of biomass fires. In two laboratory-based methods, smoke samples are analysed by gas-phase absorption and matrix isolation FTIR spectroscopy. In the third method, an FTIR spectrometer is used in the field to measure absorption spectra in situ in the plumes from prescribed and large scale laboratory fires.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Griffith, D. W. T. (1991). FTIR, bushfires, and atmospheric chemistry. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 1575 (pp. 59-69). doi:10.1117/12.56290

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-12244302630

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 59

End Page


  • 69

Volume


  • 1575

Abstract


  • Biomass burning makes an important impact on atmospheric chemistry through the emission of large quantities of many trace gases into the atmosphere. We describe the application of three FTIR-based methods to the analysis of the composition of the smoke from different types of biomass fires. In two laboratory-based methods, smoke samples are analysed by gas-phase absorption and matrix isolation FTIR spectroscopy. In the third method, an FTIR spectrometer is used in the field to measure absorption spectra in situ in the plumes from prescribed and large scale laboratory fires.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Griffith, D. W. T. (1991). FTIR, bushfires, and atmospheric chemistry. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 1575 (pp. 59-69). doi:10.1117/12.56290

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-12244302630

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 59

End Page


  • 69

Volume


  • 1575