Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14821–14845, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14821-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14821–14845, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14821-2020

Research article 02 Dec 2020

Research article | 02 Dec 2020

Characterisation of African biomass burning plumes and impacts on the atmospheric composition over the south-west Indian Ocean

Bert Verreyken et al.

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Biomass burning (BB) plumes arriving at the Maïdo observatory located in the south-west Indian Ocean during August 2018 and August 2019 are studied using trace gas measurements, Lagrangian transport models and the CAMS near-real-time atmospheric composition service. We investigate (i) secondary production of volatile organic compounds during transport, (ii) efficacy of the CAMS model to reproduce the chemical makeup of BB plumes and (iii) the impact of BB on the remote marine boundary layer.
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