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Calculation of Aerosol Emissions from Fires in the Tomsk Region Based on Remote Sensing Data

Abstract

The areas of forest loss from fires in the Verkhneketsky district of the Tomsk region are considered. Pollutant emissions from fires are calculated. It is found that smoke aerosols from fires in 2012 and 2016 significantly exceed in mass technogenic emissions from stationary sources in the Verkhneketsky district. Based on the CALIOP lidar data, the smoke rise altitudes are determined as 1.3 to 4.3 km, which does not contradict model calculations.

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The calculations carried out within the State Assignment for the Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences. Lidar data are presented within the State Assignment no. AAAA-A17-117013050031-8.

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Alekseeva, M.N., Pustovalov, K.N., Golovatskaya, E.A. et al. Calculation of Aerosol Emissions from Fires in the Tomsk Region Based on Remote Sensing Data. Atmos Ocean Opt 34, 68–73 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856021010024

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Keywords:

  • fires
  • burnt-out forest
  • forest loss
  • pollutants
  • aerosols
  • CALIOP lidar data