Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1647–1660, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1647-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1647–1660, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1647-2015
Research article
17 Feb 2015
Research article | 17 Feb 2015

Characterization of forest fire smoke event near Washington, DC in summer 2013 with multi-wavelength lidar

I. Veselovskii et al.

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The multi-wavelength lidar technique was applied to the study of a smoke event near Washington, DC on 26-28 August 2013. Satellite observations combined with transport model predictions imply that the smoke plume originated mainly from Wyoming/Idaho forest fires. The NASA GSFC multi-wavelength Mie-Raman lidar was used to profile the smoke particle parameters such as volume density, effective radius and the real part of the refractive index.
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