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Field et al. 2016

Field, R.D., G. van der Werf, T. Fanin, E. Fetzer, R. Fuller, H. Jethva, R. Levy, N. Livesey, M. Luo, O. Torres, and H.M. Worden, 2016: Indonesian fire activity and smoke pollution in 2015 show persistent nonlinear sensitivity to El Niño-induced drought. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 113, no. 33, 9204-9209, doi:10.1073/pnas.1524888113.

The 2015 fire season in Indonesia was the most severe observed by the NASA Earth Observing System satellites that go back to the early 2000s. Our estimates show that the 2015 CO2sub>2-equivalent biomass burning emissions for all of Indonesia were in between the 2013 annual fossil fuel CO2sub>2 emissions of Japan and India. Longer-term records of airport visibility in Sumatra and Kalimantan show that 2015 ranked among the worst episodes on record. Analysis of yearly dry season rainfall shows that, due to the continued use of fire to clear and prepare land on degraded peat, the Indonesian fire environment continues to have non-linear sensitivity to dry conditions, and this sensitivity appears to have increased over Kalimantan.

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@article{fi08200c,
  author={Field, R. D. and van der Werf, G. and Fanin, T. and Fetzer, E. and Fuller, R. and Jethva, H. and Levy, R. and Livesey, N. and Luo, M. and Torres, O. and Worden, H. M.},
  title={Indonesian fire activity and smoke pollution in 2015 show persistent nonlinear sensitivity to El Niño-induced drought},
  year={2016},
  journal={Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.},
  volume={113},
  number={33},
  pages={9204--9209},
  doi={10.1073/pnas.1524888113},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - fi08200c
AU  - Field, R. D.
AU  - van der Werf, G.
AU  - Fanin, T.
AU  - Fetzer, E.
AU  - Fuller, R.
AU  - Jethva, H.
AU  - Levy, R.
AU  - Livesey, N.
AU  - Luo, M.
AU  - Torres, O.
AU  - Worden, H. M.
PY  - 2016
TI  - Indonesian fire activity and smoke pollution in 2015 show persistent nonlinear sensitivity to El Niño-induced drought
JA  - Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.
VL  - 113
IS  - 33
SP  - 9204
EP  - 9209
DO  - 10.1073/pnas.1524888113
ER  -

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