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Properties of Aged Forest Fire Plumes after Intercontinental Transport across the Atlantic Ocean

Weinzierl, Bernadett and Petzold, Andreas and Fiebig, Markus and Huntrieser, Heidi and Minikin, Andreas and Stohl, Andreas and real, Elsa and Law, Kathy and Cozic, Julie and Weingartner, Ernest (2006) Properties of Aged Forest Fire Plumes after Intercontinental Transport across the Atlantic Ocean. In: 2006 International Aerosol Conference. International Aerosol Conference, 2006-09-10 - 2006-09-15, St Paul, MN (USA).

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Abstract

In summer 2004 the long-range transport of particles emitted from large forest fires in Canada and Alaska contributed significantly to the aerosol loading of the free troposphere over Europe . Airborne in situ measurements on the intercontinental transport of aerosols from biogenic and anthropogenic origin were performed at the European west coast as a part of the ICARTT-ITOP study (Intercontinental Transport of Ozone and Precursors). During the study the German Falcon 20 E-5 research aircraft was operating from an airport north of Paris. The aircraft was equipped with extensive in-situ aerosol and trace gas instrumentation. Measurement flights were performed over the European west coast probing the entire tropospheric column from the boundary layer to the upper free troposphere. Trajectory analyses were conducted for all the measurement flights and permitted the identification of the plume origin for several forest fires cases. Simultaneously to the airborne in-situ measurements, black carbon data from the high-alpine research station Jungfraujoch (JFJ; 3580 m asl) in Switzerland showed elevated BC levels during this period. Trajectory analyses confirmed that the JFJ station was probing the same forest fire plume as the Falcon during the measurement flights at the European West coast.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Properties of Aged Forest Fire Plumes after Intercontinental Transport across the Atlantic Ocean
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Weinzierl, BernadettUNSPECIFIED
Petzold, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Fiebig, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Huntrieser, HeidiUNSPECIFIED
Minikin, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Stohl, AndreasNILU, Kjeller, N
real, ElsaUniv. Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris, F
Law, KathyUniv. Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris, F
Cozic, JuliePaul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, CH
Weingartner, ErnestPaul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, CH
Date:September 2006
Journal or Publication Title:2006 International Aerosol Conference
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:boreal forest fires, long-range transport, black carbon, soot, atmospheric aerosol
Event Title:International Aerosol Conference
Event Location:St Paul, MN (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-09-10 - 2006-09-15
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Andreas Petzold
Deposited On:02 Jul 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:25

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