Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3833–3853, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3833–3853, 2021
Research article
15 Mar 2021
Research article | 15 Mar 2021

Statistical aerosol properties associated with fire events from 2002 to 2019 and a case analysis in 2019 over Australia

Xingchuan Yang et al.

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Using long-term multi-source data, this study shows significant impacts of fire events on aerosol properties over Australia. The contribution of carbonaceous aerosols to the total was 26 % of the annual average but larger (30–43 %) in September–December; smoke and dust are the two dominant aerosol types at different heights in southeastern Australia for the 2019 fire case. These findings are helpful for understanding aerosol climate effects and improving climate modeling in Australia in future.
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