Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 357–392, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-357-2021

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) – Part II

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 357–392, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-357-2021

Research article 14 Jan 2021

Research article | 14 Jan 2021

Insights into the aging of biomass burning aerosol from satellite observations and 3D atmospheric modeling: evolution of the aerosol optical properties in Siberian wildfire plumes

Igor B. Konovalov et al.

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A lack of consistent observational constraints on the atmospheric evolution of the optical properties of biomass burning (BB) aerosol limits the accuracy of assessments of the aerosol radiative and climate effects. We show that useful insights into the evolution of the BB aerosol optical properties can be inferred from a combination of satellite observations and 3D modeling. We report major changes that occurred in the optical properties of Siberian BB aerosol during its long-range transport.
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