Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13699–13719, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13699-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13699–13719, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13699-2017

Research article 17 Nov 2017

Research article | 17 Nov 2017

Future inhibition of ecosystem productivity by increasing wildfire pollution over boreal North America

Xu Yue et al.

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Climate change will significantly increase wildfire emissions in boreal North America by the midcentury, leading to increased surface ozone and atmospheric aerosols. These air pollutants can affect vegetation photosynthesis through stomatal uptake (for ozone) and radiative and climatic perturbations (for aerosols). Using a carbon–chemistry–climate model, we estimate trivial ozone vegetation damages but significant aerosol-induced reduction in ecosystem productivity by the 2050s.
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