Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17277–17306, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17277–17306, 2018

Research article 06 Dec 2018

Research article | 06 Dec 2018

The role of biomass burning as derived from the tropospheric CO vertical profiles measured by IAGOS aircraft in 2002–2017

Hervé Petetin et al.

Data sets

IAGOS ancillary data: CO contributions data B. Sauvage, A. Fontaine, and D. Boulanger.

Model code and software

SOFT-IO: SOft attribution using FlexparT and carbon monoxide emission inventories for In-situ Observation database B Sauvage, A. Auby, and A. Fontaine

Short summary
This study derives a climatology of the impact of biomass burning versus anthropogenic emissions on the strongest CO plumes observed in the troposphere based on a dataset of about 30 000 in situ vertical profiles, combined with Lagrangian simulations coupled to CO emission. Results demonstrate the large contribution of biomass burning to the strongest CO plumes encountered in the troposphere in many locations of the world.
Final-revised paper