Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 295–301 | Cite as

A Complex Approach for the Estimation of Carbonaceous Emissions from Wildfires in Siberia

  • A. V. Panov
  • A. S. Prokushkin
  • A. V. Bryukhanov
  • M. A. Korets
  • E. I. Ponomarev
  • N. V. Sidenko
  • G. K. Zrazhevskaya
  • A. V. Timokhina
  • M. O. Andreae


A complex approach is considered to the estimation of emissions of carbon gases formed during wildfires in the middle taiga subzone in the Yenisei region of Siberia. Based on the large-scale Siberian wildfires in 2012, the relative contribution of emissions to the values of background concentration of carbon gases (CO2, CH4, CO) in the atmospheric boundary layer measured at the 300-m ZOTTO tall tower is assessed. The degree of ecosystem damage caused by wildfires is estimated depending on their intensity and combustion phase (flame or flameless). Emission factors are calculated for the major carbon gases in wildfire plumes which are the key component for assessing wildfire emissions to the atmosphere.


Boreal forests Siberia wildfires carbon gases ZOTTO 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Panov
    • 1
  • A. S. Prokushkin
    • 1
  • A. V. Bryukhanov
    • 1
  • M. A. Korets
    • 1
  • E. I. Ponomarev
    • 1
  • N. V. Sidenko
    • 1
  • G. K. Zrazhevskaya
    • 1
  • A. V. Timokhina
    • 1
  • M. O. Andreae
    • 2
  1. 1.Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for BiogeochemistryJenaGermany

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