Articles | Volume 14, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12533–12551, 2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12533–12551, 2014

Research article 27 Nov 2014

Research article | 27 Nov 2014

Air quality simulations of wildfires in the Pacific Northwest evaluated with surface and satellite observations during the summers of 2007 and 2008

F. L. Herron-Thorpe et al.


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AR by Farren Herron-Thorpe on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Oct 2014) by Steven Brown
Short summary
Wildfire season simulations from an air quality forecast system for the Pacific Northwest were compared to surface monitor observations across the region and NASA Earth Observing System satellite retrievals of plume top, nitrogen dioxide, aerosol optical depth, and carbon monoxide. This study discusses why the Community Multi-scale Air Quality model predictions under-predicted secondary organic aerosol (SOA) production for events when fire emissions were transported large distances.
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