Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6423–6438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6423-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6423–6438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6423-2017

Research article 30 May 2017

Research article | 30 May 2017

Particulate emissions from large North American wildfires estimated using a new top-down method

Tadas Nikonovas et al.

Related authors

ProbFire: a probabilistic fire early warning system for Indonesia
Tadas Nikonovas, Allan C. Spessa, Stefan H. Doerr, Gareth D. Clay, and Symon Mezbahuddin
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-245,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-245, 2021
Revised manuscript accepted for NHESS
Short summary
Smoke aerosol properties and ageing effects for northern temperate and boreal regions derived from AERONET source and age attribution
T. Nikonovas, P. R. J. North, and S. H. Doerr
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7929–7943, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7929-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7929-2015, 2015
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
The spatiotemporal relationship between PM2.5 and aerosol optical depth in China: influencing factors and implications for satellite PM2.5 estimations using MAIAC aerosol optical depth
Qingqing He, Mengya Wang, and Steve Hung Lam Yim
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18375–18391, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18375-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18375-2021, 2021
Short summary
Measurement report: Characterization of the vertical distribution of airborne Pinus pollen in the atmosphere with lidar-derived profiles – a modeling case study in the region of Barcelona, NE Spain
Michaël Sicard, Oriol Jorba, Jiang Ji Ho, Rebeca Izquierdo, Concepción De Linares, Marta Alarcón, Adolfo Comerón, and Jordina Belmonte
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17807–17832, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17807-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17807-2021, 2021
Short summary
Investigation of near-global daytime boundary layer height using high-resolution radiosondes: first results and comparison with ERA5, MERRA-2, JRA-55, and NCEP-2 reanalyses
Jianping Guo, Jian Zhang, Kun Yang, Hong Liao, Shaodong Zhang, Kaiming Huang, Yanmin Lv, Jia Shao, Tao Yu, Bing Tong, Jian Li, Tianning Su, Steve H. L. Yim, Ad Stoffelen, Panmao Zhai, and Xiaofeng Xu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17079–17097, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17079-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17079-2021, 2021
Short summary
Estimation of the vertical distribution of particle matter (PM2.5) concentration and its transport flux from lidar measurements based on machine learning algorithms
Yingying Ma, Yang Zhu, Boming Liu, Hui Li, Shikuan Jin, Yiqun Zhang, Ruonan Fan, and Wei Gong
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17003–17016, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17003-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17003-2021, 2021
Short summary
Relating geostationary satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth (AOD) over East Asia to fine particulate matter (PM2.5): insights from the KORUS-AQ aircraft campaign and GEOS-Chem model simulations
Shixian Zhai, Daniel J. Jacob, Jared F. Brewer, Ke Li, Jonathan M. Moch, Jhoon Kim, Seoyoung Lee, Hyunkwang Lim, Hyun Chul Lee, Su Keun Kuk, Rokjin J. Park, Jaein I. Jeong, Xuan Wang, Pengfei Liu, Gan Luo, Fangqun Yu, Jun Meng, Randall V. Martin, Katherine R. Travis, Johnathan W. Hair, Bruce E. Anderson, Jack E. Dibb, Jose L. Jimenez, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Benjamin A. Nault, Jung-Hun Woo, Younha Kim, Qiang Zhang, and Hong Liao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16775–16791, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16775-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16775-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Akagi, S. K., Yokelson, R. J., Wiedinmyer, C., Alvarado, M. J., Reid, J. S., Karl, T., Crounse, J. D., and Wennberg, P. O.: Emission factors for open and domestic biomass burning for use in atmospheric models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4039–4072, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-4039-2011, 2011.
Andreae, M. O. and Merlet, P.: Emission of trace gases and aerosols from biomass burning, Global Biogeochem. Cy., 15, 955–966, https://doi.org/10.1029/2000GB001382, 2001.
Arola, A., Schuster, G., Myhre, G., Kazadzis, S., Dey, S., and Tripathi, S. N.: Inferring absorbing organic carbon content from AERONET data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 215–225, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-215-2011, 2011.
Bohren, C. F. and Huffman, D. R.: Absorption and scattering of light by small particles, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1983.
Bond, T. C. and Bergstrom, R. W.: Light absorption by carbonaceous particles: an investigative review, Aerosol Sci. Tech., 40, 27–67, 2006.
Download
Short summary
The study presents a new method for estimating particulate matter emissions from large wildfires. The method relies solely on satellite observations of fire activity and particles suspended in the atmosphere. The results indicate that temperate and boreal forest fires in North America emit similar amounts of particles per unit of fire radiative power. The findings differ from estimates by modelling studies which suggest much larger emissions for boreal events compared to temperate fires.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint