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Interdisciplinary Biomass Burning Initiative (IBBI)

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.

IBBI is jointly sponsored by IGACiLEAPS and WMO.

 

Co-Chairs:
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

 

For more information please visit the IBBI website.