Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11375-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11375-2018
Research article
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14 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 14 Aug 2018

Transport of Canadian forest fire smoke over the UK as observed by lidar

Geraint Vaughan, Adam P. Draude, Hugo M. A. Ricketts, David M. Schultz, Mariana Adam, Jacqueline Sugier, and David P. Wareing

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This paper examines an event in May 2016 when smoke from forest fires in Canada reached the UK at altitudes between 3 and 11 km above the surface. Although events of this kind are fairly common in the summer months, this one was unusual because it persisted for 9 days due to a stationary flow pattern that kept the smoky air from travelling away to the east. A network of lidars and ceilometers around the UK provided round-the-clock observations of the smoke event.
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