Articles | Volume 21, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16645–16659, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16645-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16645–16659, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16645-2021

Research article 15 Nov 2021

Research article | 15 Nov 2021

Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) observations of biomass burning products in the stratosphere from Canadian forest fires in August 2017

Hugh C. Pumphrey et al.

Data sets

MLS/Aura Level 2 Water Vapor (H2O) Mixing Ratio V004, A. Lambert, W. Read, and N. Livesey https://doi.org/10.5067/Aura/MLS/DATA2009

NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from July 1999 National Centers for Environmental Prediction https://doi.org/10.5065/D6M043C6

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Forest fires in British Columbia in August 2017 caused an unusual phenomonon: smoke and gases from the fires rose quickly to a height of 10 km. From there, the pollution continued to rise more slowly for many weeks, travelling around the world as it did so. In this paper, we describe how we used data from a satellite instrument to observe this polluted volume of air. The satellite has now been working for 16 years but has observed only three events of this type.
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