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J. T. Randerson, Y. Chen, G. R. van der Werf, B. M. Rogers and D. C. Morton Global burned area and biomass burning emissions from small fires Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2005–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JG002128

Key Points

  • Many fires are below the detection limit of 500 m burned area products
  • Small fires increase global burned area by ~35%
  • Small fires increased global carbon emissions from 1.9 to 2.5 PgC/yr

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