Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1393–1411, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1393-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1393–1411, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1393-2019

Research article 01 Feb 2019

Research article | 01 Feb 2019

Open fires in Greenland in summer 2017: transport, deposition and radiative effects of BC, OC and BrC emissions

Nikolaos Evangeliou et al.

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AR by Nikolaos Evangeliou on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Aug 2018) by Alma Hodzic
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Sep 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Oct 2018) by Alma Hodzic
AR by Nikolaos Evangeliou on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Dec 2018) by Alma Hodzic
AR by Nikolaos Evangeliou on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jan 2019) by Alma Hodzic
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We simulated the peatland fires that burned in Greenland in summer 2017. Using satellite data, we estimated that the total burned area was 2345 ha, the fuel amount consumed 117 kt C and the emissions of BC, OC and BrC 23.5, 731 and 141 t, respectively. About 30 % of the emissions were deposited on snow or ice surfaces. This caused a maximum albedo change of 0.007 and a surface radiative forcing of 0.03–0.04 W m−2, with local maxima of up to 0.63–0.77 W m−2. Overall, the fires had a small impact.
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