Reconciling the total carbon budget for boreal forest wildfire emissions using airborne observations
Katherine L. Hayden,Shao-Meng Li,John Liggio,Michael J. Wheeler,Jeremy J. B. Wentzell,Amy Leithead,Peter Brickell,Richard L. Mittermeier,Zachary Oldham,Cristian M. Mihele,Ralf M. Staebler,Samar G. Moussa,Andrea Darlington,Mengistu Wolde,Daniel Thompson,Jack Chen,Debora Griffin,Ellen Eckert,Jenna C. Ditto,Megan He,and Drew R. Gentner
In this study, airborne measurements provided the most detailed characterization, to date, of boreal forest wildfire emissions. Measurements showed a large diversity of air pollutants expanding the volatility range typically reported. A large portion of organic species was unidentified, likely comprised of complex organic compounds. Aircraft-derived emissions improve wildfire chemical speciation and can support reliable model predictions of pollution from boreal forest wildfires.
In this study, airborne measurements provided the most detailed characterization, to date, of...