Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Research article
21 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 21 Jun 2016

Wildfires in northern Eurasia affect the budget of black carbon in the Arctic – a 12-year retrospective synopsis (2002–2013)

N. Evangeliou, Y. Balkanski, W. M. Hao, A. Petkov, R. P. Silverstein, R. Corley, B. L. Nordgren, S. P. Urbanski, S. Eckhardt, A. Stohl, P. Tunved, S. Crepinsek, A. Jefferson, S. Sharma, J. K. Nøjgaard, and H. Skov


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AR by Nikolaos Evangeliou on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 May 2016) by Federico Fierli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 May 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 May 2016) by Federico Fierli
AR by Nikolaos Evangeliou on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In this study, we focused on how vegetation fires that occurred in northern Eurasia during the period 2002–2013 influenced the budget of BC in the Arctic. An average area of 250 000 km2 yr−1 was burned in northern Eurasia and the global emissions of BC ranged between 8.0 and 9.5 Tg yr−1, while 102 ± 29 kt yr−1 BC from biomass burning was deposited on the Arctic. About 46 % of the Arctic BC from vegetation fires originated from Siberia, 6 % from Kazakhstan, 5 % from Europe, and about 1 % from Mon
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