Wildfire particulate matter in Europe during summer 2003: meso-scale modeling of smoke emissions, transport and radiative effects

A. Hodzic, S. Madronich, B. Bohn, S. Massie, L. Menut, C. Wiedinmyer
2007 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions  
The present study investigates effects of wildfire emissions on air quality in Europe during an intense fire season that occurred in summer 2003. A meso-scale chemistry transport model CHIMERE is used, together with ground based and satellite aerosol optical measurements, to assess the dispersion of fire emissions and to quantify the 5 25 within a 200 km area around the fire source locations and reached up to 40 µg/m 3 . Second, indirectly, the presence of elevated smoke layers over Europe
more » ... ficantly altered atmospheric radiative properties: the model results imply a 10 to 30% decrease in pho-4706 ACPD 7, 4705-4760, 2007
doi:10.5194/acpd-7-4705-2007 fatcat:wxgkw4ff4zeudkd26scnheb7je