Effects of Siberian forest fires on regional air quality and meteorology

Speaker: Rokjin Park, NOAA ESRL CSD & CU CIRES

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Location: Room 2A305, DSRC (NOAA Building), 325 Broadway, Boulder
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Wildfires are an important source for trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere. In particular, forest fires in Siberia occur every spring and affect air quality in East Asia. In this talk, I speak about the impacts of fire aerosols on regional air quality degradation in May 2003 when one of the biggest wildfire occurred. In addition, I also present the effect of fire aerosols on regional meteorology using both reanalysis data and global model simulations, which in turn affected regional O3 concentrations in the context of chemistry-climate interaction.