Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Research article
31 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 31 Jul 2017

Wildfire air pollution hazard during the 21st century

Wolfgang Knorr, Frank Dentener, Jean-François Lamarque, Leiwen Jiang, and Almut Arneth


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AR by Wolfgang Knorr on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2017) by Dominick Spracklen
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Mar 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Apr 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (25 Apr 2017) by Dominick Spracklen
AR by Wolfgang Knorr on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2017) by Dominick Spracklen
Short summary
Wildfires cause considerable air pollution, and climate change is usually expected to increase both wildfire activity and air pollution from those fires. This study takes a closer look at the problem by examining the role of demographic changes in addition to climate change. It finds that demographics will be the main driver of changes in wildfire activity in many parts of the developing world. Air pollution from wildfires will remain significant, with major implications for air quality policy.
Final-revised paper