Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2593–2611, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2593-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2593–2611, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2593-2017
Research article
21 Feb 2017
Research article | 21 Feb 2017

Impacts of the July 2012 Siberian fire plume on air quality in the Pacific Northwest

Andrew D. Teakles et al.

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We present a case study of an intense wildfire smoke plume from Siberia that affected the air quality across the Pacific Northwest on 6–10 July 2012. The transport, entrainment, and chemical composition of the plume are examined to characterize the event. Ambient O3 and PM2.5 from surface monitoring is contrast to modelled baseline air quality estimates to show the overall contribution of the plume to exceedances in O3 and PM2.5 air quality standards and objectives that occurred.
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