Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14597–14616, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14597-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14597–14616, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14597-2020
Research article
01 Dec 2020
Research article | 01 Dec 2020

Air quality impact of the Northern California Camp Fire of November 2018

Brigitte Rooney et al.

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Wildfires have become increasingly prevalent. Intense smoke consisting of particulate matter (PM) leads to an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The record-breaking Camp Fire ravaged Northern California for two weeks in 2018. Here, we employ a comprehensive chemical transport model along with ground-based and satellite observations to characterize the PM concentrations across Northern California and to investigate the pollution sensitivity predictions to key parameters of the model.
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