project . 2011 - 2013 . Closed

IMPROVING REPRESENTATION OF WILDFIRE SMOKE TRANSPORT AND EFFECTS IN A KEY OPERATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING & FORECASTING SCHEME

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/I022116/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 99,950 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2011
    End Date
    30 Nov 2013
Description
Biomass burning (BB) and wildfires release huge quantities of particulates and trace gases into the atmosphere in amounts highly variable in space and time. Plume rise means these that under certain conditions these emissions can be injected into the atmosphere at heights far above the Earth surface, enhancing their long-range transport and altering their atmospheric chemistry, radiative budget, and air quality effects. Results from past project show that UK air quality can be signficantly affected by long-range transport of smoke from European and Russian wildires, and smoke from fires in Canada can be detected in air samples at DEFRA monitoring stations in e.g...
Description
Biomass burning (BB) and wildfires release huge quantities of particulates and trace gases into the atmosphere in amounts highly variable in space and time. Plume rise means these that under certain conditions these emissions can be injected into the atmosphere at heights far above the Earth surface, enhancing their long-range transport and altering their atmospheric chemistry, radiative budget, and air quality effects. Results from past project show that UK air quality can be signficantly affected by long-range transport of smoke from European and Russian wildires, and smoke from fires in Canada can be detected in air samples at DEFRA monitoring stations in e.g...
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