On a Contribution of Wild-Land Fires on Atmospheric Composition in Arid Regions

  • Joana Soares
  • Janne Hakkarainen
  • Tatjana Ermakova
  • Mikhail Sofiev
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


The study presents the Fire Assimilation System (FAS) based on Level MODIS Collection 5 Active Fire Products. The FAS estimates the emission fluxes originated from the wild-land fires and provides this information to the atmospheric composition modelling system SILAM. Presently, the FAS incorporates the emission factors for three main land-use types (grass and agriculture, forest and mixed), which values were verified for several European episodes. Current work is a part of the FAS calibration for totally different geographical regions, Portugal and Australia, which nonetheless have several common environmental features.


Severe Fire Emission Flux Fire Source Fire Season PM10 Daily Concentration 
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The study has been funded by the Academy of Finland, project IS4FIRES.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joana Soares
    • 1
  • Janne Hakkarainen
    • 1
  • Tatjana Ermakova
    • 2
  • Mikhail Sofiev
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Meteorological InstituteHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Russian State Hydrometeorological UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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