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Interdisciplinary Biomass Burning Initiative (IBBI)

IBBI is jointly sponsored by IGACiLEAPS and WMO.

Johannes Kaiser, MPIC, Mainz, Germany
Melita Keywood, CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia

Other Steering Committee members:
Sally Archibald, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Robert Field, Columbia University, USA
Jean Baptiste Filippi, CNRS, France
Nicolas Huneeus, Univerisyt of Chile, Chile
Natalie Kehrwald, USGS, USA
Puji Lestari, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia
Carsten Warneke, NOAA, USA
Guido Van der Werf, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christine Wiedinmyer, NCAR, USA
Mei Zheng, Peking University, China

Biomass burning changes the land surface drastically and leads to the release of large amounts of trace gases and aerosol particles that play important roles in atmospheric chemistry and climate. In addition, there is large uncertainty on how climate change and global change will impact the frequency, intensity, duration, and location of biomass burning in the short- and long-term, making their emissions a large source of uncertainty in future atmospheric composition.

Therefore biomass burning and its emissions need to be observed and modeled accurately to understande the composition of the atmosphere and how it changes at different temporal and spatial scales. Significant gaps remain in our understanding of the contribution of deforestation and savanna, forest, agricultural waste, and peat fires to emissions.


Upcoming Workshops and Conference Sessions

2017 Conference on Fire Prediction Across Scales (October 23rd – 25th 2017 on Columbia University’s Morningside Campus)

4th IBBI workshop (July 10th -12nd 2017 Boulder, Colorado)

Open Mailing List of IBBI

Past Workshops and Conference Sessions

"Forecasting Emissions from Vegetation Fires and their Impacts on Human Health and Security in South East Asia" Organised by WMO and IBBI, supported by WMO, UNISDR/IWPM, GIZ, IGAC, UNI, BMKG29
August - 1 September 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Links: agenda

3rd IBBI Workshop 2014,
23-26 April 2014, Schloss Ringberg, Germany
Links: web page with summary, agenda and presentations

"IBBI - Asian perspective" at AsiaFlux Workshop 2013
21-41 August 2013, Seoul, Korea
Links: summary, proceedings

2nd IBBI Workshop and session at EGU 2013
April 2013, Vienna, Austria
Links: web page including summary

IGAC/iLEAPS/WMO Workshop on Biomass Burning
5-6 July 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
Links: web page, summary

ESF Exploratory Workshop on Biomass Burning
14-16 September 2009
Farnham Castle, UK
Links: summary