Articles | Volume 20, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13905–13927, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13905-2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13905–13927, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13905-2020

Research article 18 Nov 2020

Research article | 18 Nov 2020

Biomass burning events measured by lidars in EARLINET – Part 1: Data analysis methodology

Mariana Adam et al.

Data sets

Aerosol lidar profiles EARLINET https://data.earlinet.org/earlinet/login.zul

FIRMS data FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System) https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/

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Biomass burning events measured by EARLINET are analysed using intensive parameters. The pollution layers are labelled smoke layers if fires were found along the air-mass back trajectory. The number of contributing fires to the smoke measurements is quantified. It is shown that most of the time we measure mixed smoke. The methodology provides three research directions: fires measured by several stations, long-range transport from N. America, and an analysis function of continental sources.
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