Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1917–1935, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1917-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1917–1935, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1917-2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

Photochemical environment over Southeast Asia primed for hazardous ozone levels with influx of nitrogen oxides from seasonal biomass burning

Margaret R. Marvin et al.

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We use an atmospheric chemistry model in combination with satellite and surface observations to investigate how biomass burning affects tropospheric ozone over Southeast Asia during its fire seasons. We find that nitrogen oxides from biomass burning were responsible for about 30 % of the regional ozone formation potential, and we estimate that ozone from biomass burning caused more than 400 excess premature deaths in Southeast Asia during the peak burning months of March and September 2014.
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