Special Issue "Biomass Burning Emissions Modeling and Simulation: In Partnership with the Third International Smoke Symposium"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: wildland fire; fire emissions; emission inventories; emission factors; smoke impacts; plume rise
Biomass burning smoke is a rich mixture containing hundreds of gases and aerosol diverse in size, composition, and morphology. Globally, biomass fires are a major source of gases and aerosols, and the production, dispersion, and transformation of biomass fire emissions has significant air quality and climate impacts. In many regions across the globe, biomass fires are a significant source of air pollution and can be a major hazard to public health. Aerosols from biomass fires impact the climate system by absorbing and scattering radiation, by affecting the optical properties, coverage, and lifetime of clouds, and by lowering the snow and ice albedo in the Arctic. Over the last decade, significant progress has been made in characterizing the composition of fresh smoke, modeling smoke emissions, understanding the chemical and physical processes that transform smoke as it ages and mixes with the ambient atmosphere, and simulating the related air quality and climate impacts.
The open-access journal Atmosphere in partnership with the Third International Smoke Symposium (https://www.iawfonline.org/event/3rd-international-smoke-symposium/) is hosting a Special Issue featuring models of biomass burning emissions, smoke transport and transformation, and associated air quality impacts. Original research covering all aspects of retrospective and operational emission inventories, plume rise, smoke dispersion, and smoke chemistry is solicited. This Special Issue also seeks modeling and observational studies of smoke impacts on air quality and atmospheric composition. Studies across all scales, from individual prescribed fires to global emissions inventories, are welcome. Works on the development of models and methods for forecasting the emissions and associated air quality impacts of wildfire smoke are especially encouraged.Dr. Shawn P. Urbanski
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- Biomass burning
- Wildland fire
- Emission inventories
- Plume rise
- Smoke dispersion
- Smoke impacts