Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3317–3332, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3317-2020

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3317–3332, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3317-2020

Research article 20 Mar 2020

Research article | 20 Mar 2020

Severe Californian wildfires in November 2018 observed from space: the carbon monoxide perspective

Oliver Schneising et al.

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AR by Oliver Schneising on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Nov 2019) by Thomas Röckmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Dec 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Jan 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Jan 2020) by Thomas Röckmann
AR by Oliver Schneising on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Feb 2020) by Thomas Röckmann
Short summary
As a consequence of climate change, droughts in California are occurring more often, providing ample fuel for destructive wildfires. The associated smoke is reducing air quality as it contains pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment such as carbon monoxide (CO). We analyse the statewide distribution of CO during the first days of two specific wildfires using satellite measurements and assess the corresponding air quality burden in major Californian cities.
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