author = "Melendez-Perez, J. J. and Fostier, A. H. and Carvalho, J. A. and 
                         Windm{\"o}ller, C. C. and Santos, Jos{\'e} Carlos dos and Carpi, 
          affiliation = "{Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)} and {Universidade 
                         Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)} and {Universidade Estadual 
                         Paulista (UNESP)} and {Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 
                         (UFMG)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {John Jay College}",
                title = "Soil and biomass mercury emissions during a prescribed fire in the 
                         Amazonian rain forest",
              journal = "Atmospheric Environment",
                 year = "2014",
               volume = "96",
                pages = "415--422",
             keywords = "Biomass, Deforestation, Fires, Mercury (metal), Soils, 
                         Temperature, Vegetation, Amazon, Biomass and soils, Emission 
                         factors, Forest fires, Mercury concentrations, Mercury emissions, 
                         Prescribed fires, Soil temperature, Loading, mercury, biomass, 
                         forest fire, mercury (element), parameterization, rainforest, soil 
                         emission, soil temperature, article, biomass, combustion, 
                         humidity, precipitation, priority journal, rain forest, soil, soil 
                         moisture, soil temperature, vegetation, Amazonia, Brazil.",
             abstract = "Mercury stored in forests can be volatilized to the atmosphere 
                         during fires. Many factors influence this process such as mercury 
                         concentration, vegetation loading and the soil temperature reached 
                         during the fire. We quantified mercury emissions from biomass and 
                         soil during a prescribed fire in Brazil using the difference in 
                         mercury burden in vegetation and soil before and after burning, 
                         and data were critically compared with those previously obtained 
                         in a similar experiment in another part of the Amazonia. The 
                         calculated mercury emission factor was 4.11.4gHgha-1, with the 
                         main part (78%) originating from litterfall and O-horizon, and 
                         only 14% associated with live biomass. When considering the fuel 
                         burned loading, the emission factor ranged from 40 to 53gHgkg-1. 
                         Data were also obtained on soil temperature profile and on Hg 
                         speciation in soil in an effort to relate these parameters to Hg 
                  doi = "10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.06.032",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.06.032",
                 issn = "1352-2310",
                label = "scopus 2014-11 Melendez-PerezFoCaWiSaCa:2014:SoBiMe",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "29 nov. 2020"