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use and fire: consequences for global budgets of greenhouse
Land use is a factor that influences on surrounding atmosphere.
The investigations of most often applied in researches land
use modes (with or without forest) proofs that sequestration
of CO2 by trees not always leads to the expected effect.
At high latitudes (with often occurrence of snow cover),
trees decrease the albedo, thus leading to warming the atmosphere.
Land use change is the largest contributor to uncertainty
in modeled CO2 flux. Forest (or its lack) influences also
on such geophysical properties as soil moisture, and wind
speed over the land (what changes the emission of mineral
dust). The most recent works make also evident, that models
should include such climate driver as cities. Cities - kind
of “land use” - strongly (hence locally) influence
on each mentioned property of land and surrounding atmosphere.
There is an evident need of cooperation with Marlies (MRS
III) within the land-use task.
Occurrence of forest/trees or cities (enormously high population
density) is linked with occurrence of fires. Fires, in turn,
influence on GHG, ash and black carbon concentration in the
atmosphere (besides of direct increasing of atmosphere’ temperature).
The recent researches prove general increase of fires risk
due to increase the length of fire-risk season and increase
the number of extreme dry days. This tendency will be very
likely continued in 21st century – the most interesting
period for policymakers. Results from dynamic global vegetation
models show terrestrial differentiation of such effects as
risk of forest loss, frequency of natural fires occurrence
The aim of this project is to include these implications
in the form of model, similar to those developed and used
in Hadley Centre, MetOffice. It is also very advisable to
coupling and exploring results from the existing climate-chemistry-ecosystem
models, available internally (MASS system, MetOffice) as
well as externally (within the other participants of GREENCYCLES
network). Developed fire model (fire occurrence, spread and
emissions) should be driven by multi-year time series of
global maps of burnt area (remote sensing) - help of Yannik - ESR IX – strongly appreciated.
Researcher (PostDoc) within the GREENCYCLES MC-RTN
at the coke plant’ wastewater treatment
unit. For: Nalco, Tychy, Poland
||Specialist in Production cost Evaluation, Controlling
Section, Elana, Torun, Poland
and travelling around Highlands of Scotland, UK.
||PhD study Nicolas Copernicus University, Faculty of
Chemistry, Torun, Poland
||One year gap (visiting UK)
||MSc study at the Nicolas Copernicus University, Faculty
of Chemistry, Torun, Poland
T., Buczkowski, R., Cichosz, M., Lemanowska, E. (in press):
Combined distiller waste utilisation and combustion gases
desulphurisation method: The case study of soda-ash industry,
Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
T., Buczkowski, R., Lemanowska E. (2004): Cleaner production
in the ammonia–soda industry: an ecological
and economic study, Journal of Environmental Management,
T., Buczkowski, R., Dejewska, B., Peszynska-Bialczyk,
K., Lemanowska E., Iglinski B. (2004): Utilization of distiller
waste from ammonia-soda processing, Journal of Cleaner
Production, 12(7) 759-769.