Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Research article
11 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 11 Aug 2022

Canadian and Alaskan wildfire smoke particle properties, their evolution, and controlling factors, from satellite observations

Katherine T. Junghenn Noyes, Ralph A. Kahn, James A. Limbacher, and Zhanqing Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-863', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-863', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Final Author Comments on acp-2021-863', Katherine Junghenn Noyes, 07 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Katherine Junghenn Noyes on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Mar 2022) by Yves Balkanski

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Katherine Junghenn Noyes on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (16 May 2022) by Yves Balkanski
Short summary
We compare retrievals of wildfire smoke particle size, shape, and light absorption from the MISR satellite instrument to modeling and other satellite data on land cover type, drought conditions, meteorology, and estimates of fire intensity (fire radiative power – FRP). We find statistically significant differences in the particle properties based on burning conditions and land cover type, and we interpret how changes in these properties point to specific aerosol aging mechanisms.
Final-revised paper