CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND CONSULTATIONS SUPPORTED OR CO-ORGANIZED BY GFMC
Biomass Burning and Global Change
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
13-17 March 1995
From the Foreword
The Conference “Biomass Burning and Global Change” assessed the impact of biomass burning as a driver for global change. The proceedings (two volumes) bring together over 80 contributions by more than 200 scientists. The contributions are divided into the tropical, temperate, and boreal regions of the world. Topics include the remote sensing of fires from space, the characteristics and ecology of fire, gaseous and particulate emissions from burning, and the impact of these emissions on the chemistry of the troposphere and stratosphere and on global climate. There are also results of (at that time) recent national and international experiments on biomass burning, including the international South African Fire-Atmosphere Research Initiative (SAFARI) and Bor Forest Island Experiment in Siberia, part of the Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN), and the U.S. Smoke, Clouds, and Radiation (SCAR) Experiment. Several chapters deal with the Kuwaiti oil fires and their environmental impacts.
- Conference announcement and draft program (PDF, 3.0 MB)
- Final agenda and abstracts (PDF, 9.0 MB)
Source of Volume I: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/biomass-burning-and-global-change-volume-1
Source of Volume II: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/biomass-burning-and-global-change-volume-2
- Mack, F., J. Hoffstadt, G. Esser, and J.G. Goldammer. 1996. Modeling the influence of vegetation fires on the global carbon cycle. In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. I (J.S. Levine, ed.), 149-159. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.In:
- Weiss, K.F., J.G. Goldammer, J.S. Clark, D.A. Livingstone, and M.O. Andreae. 1996. Reconstruction of prehistoric fire regimes in East Africa by lake sediment analysis. In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. I (J.S. Levine, ed.), 545-551. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- Goldammer, J.G., J.L. Pfund, M.R. Helfert, K.P. Lulla, and STS-61 Mission Crew. 1996. Use of the Earth Observation System in the Space Shuttle Program for Research and Documentation of Global Vegetation Fires: A Case Study from Madagascar. In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. I (J.S. Levine, ed.), 236-240. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- Goldammer, J.G., P. Cwielong, N. Rodriguez, and J. Goergen. 1996. One Thousand Years of Fire History of Andino-Patagonian Forests Recovered from Sediments of the Rio Epuyén River, Chubut Province, Argentina. In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. II (J.S. Levine, ed.), 653-659. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- Cofer, W.R., E.L. Winstead, B.J. Stocks, L.W. Overbay, J.G. Goldammer, D.R. Cahoon, and J.S. Levine. 1996. Emissions from boreal forest fires: Are the atmospheric chemical impacts underestimated? In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. II (J.S. Levine, ed.), 834-839. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- FIRESCAN Science Team. 1996. Fire in ecosystems of boreal Eurasia: The Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment, Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN). In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. II (J.S. Levine, ed.), 848-873. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
- Levine, J.S. 1996. Introduction. In: Biomass burning and global change. Vol. II (J.S. Levine, ed.), xxxv-xliii. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
Preceding Chapman Conference
Global Biomass Burning
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
19-23 March 1990
From the Foreword
This comprehensive volume is the first to consider biomass burning as a global phenomenon and to assess its impact on the atmosphere, on climate, and on the biosphere itself. The 63 chapters by 158 scientists – including leading biomass burn researchers from third-world countries, such as Brazil, Nigeria, Zaire, India, and China, where biomass burning is so prevalent – point to biomass burning as a significant driver of global change on our planet. Global Biomass Burning provides a reference on such topics as the remote sensing of biomass burning from space, the geographical distribution of burning; the combustion products of burning in tropical, temperate, and boreal ecosystems; burning as a global source of atmospheric gases and particulates; the impact of biomass burning gases and particulates on global climate; and the role of biomass burning on biodiversity and past global extinctions. Also included are contributions on the importance of biomass burning from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program: A Study of Global Change and from the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project, as well as policy options prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for managing biomass burning to mitigate global climate change.
- Conference announcement and draft program (PDF, 3.2 MB)
- Goldammer, J.G. 1991: Tropical wildland fires and global changes: Prehistoric evidence, present fire regimes, and future trends. In: Global biomass burning (J.S. Levine, ed.), 83-91 (Chapter 10). The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.