Impact of Fire Emissions on Air Quality in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
We present a regional emission inventory constructed based on satellite observations of fire activity (MODIS) and the ORCHIDEE vegetation model, and its application to air quality forecasting. After a brief description of the variability of fire activity in the Euro-Mediterranean region during the past 8 years, a full evaluation of the emissions is performed for the case study of the summer of 2007, during the large Greek fires event. Therefore, regional simulations undertaken with the CHIMERE chemistry-transport model (CTM) are compared to surface and satellite observations of trace gases and aerosols.
KeywordsChimere model Fire emissions MODIS
This work is done in the framework of the APIFLAME project (www.lmd.polytechnique.fr/apiflame), supported by the PRIMEQUAL program (contract number 0962c0068). Work on satellite observations is supported by CNES. S. Stromatas is supported by a fellowship from CNES and ADEME.
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