Regional Subsahara Wildland Fire Network (Afrifirenet)
A Region of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Southern Africa Fire Atmosphere Research Initiative (SAFARI-1992)

The Southern African Fire-Atmospheric Research Initiative (SAFARI-92) was a research programme similar to SAFARI-2000 and was operational in the early 1990s. SAFARI-92 covered primarily the African portion of the Southern Tropical Atlantic Regional Experiment (STARE). The research objectives included the investigation of the atmospheric chemical and ecological role of fire in African savannas and the study of trace gas emissions from burned soils. SAFARI-92 involved ground and airborne chemical and meteorological measurements in the source or near-source regions of South Africa, and was carried out primarily as a cooperative international campaign. It also involved international participation in measuring emissions from savanna fires and other biomass burning as well as remote sensing of fires by satellites. The source related measurements were complemented by regional airborne and ground-based studies on pyrogenic pollutant distribution and transport.

For results and publications see SFAR-92 on the IGBP-IGAC-BIBEX Website:

Logo of the Southern Tropical Atlantic Regional Experiment (STARE) and its component Southern Africa Fire-Atmosphere Research Initiative 1992 (SAFARI-92)





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