Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1173–1193, 2019

Special issue: EARLINET aerosol profiling: contributions to atmospheric and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1173–1193, 2019

Research article 30 Jan 2019

Research article | 30 Jan 2019

Long-range-transported Canadian smoke plumes in the lower stratosphere over northern France

Qiaoyun Hu et al.

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Smoke plumes generated in Canadian fire activities were elevated to the lower stratosphere and transported from North America to Europe. The smoke plumes were observed by three lidar systems in northern France. This study provides a comprehensive characterization for aged smoke aerosols at high altitude using lidar observations. It presents that fire activities on the Earth's surface can be an important contributor of stratospheric aerosols and impact the Earth's radiation budget.
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