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    Author(s): E.M. Patterson; Charles K. McMahon; D.E. Ward
    Date: 1986
    Source: Geophysical Research Letters 13(1): 129-132.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Abstract. Data on the optical absorption properties (expressed as a specific absorption, Ba) of the smoke emissions from fires with forest fuels have been determined for a series of low-intensity field fires and a series of laboratory scale fires. The B, data have been used to estimate the emission factors for graphitic carbon [EF(Ce)] for these test fires to provide data needed for regional visibility studies, tropospheric air chemistry studies, and studies evaluating nuclear winter scenarios.

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    Patterson, E.M.; McMahon, Charles K.; Ward, D.E. 1986. Absorption properties and graphitic carbon emission factors of forest fire aerosols. Geophysical Research Letters 13(1): 129-132.

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