Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4513–4537, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4513-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4513–4537, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4513-2017

Research article 04 Apr 2017

Research article | 04 Apr 2017

Probing into the aging dynamics of biomass burning aerosol by using satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth and carbon monoxide

Igor B. Konovalov et al.

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IASI retrievals ESPRI http://ether.ipsl.jussieu.fr/ether/pubipsl/iasi_CO_uk.jsp

MODIS/Terra and MODIS/Aqua Level 2 Aerosol Products LAADS ftp://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/allData/51/

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A shortage of consistent observational evidence on biomass burning (BB) aerosol aging processes hinders the development of their adequate representations in atmospheric models. Here we show that useful insights into the BB aerosol dynamics can be obtained from analysis of satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth and carbon dioxide. Our results indicate that aging processes strongly affect the evolution of BB aerosol in smoke plumes from wildfires in Siberia.
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