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Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges by E. Paoletti, G Wieser, J-P. Tuovinen, T.N. Mikkelsen, P. Cudlin, N Clarke, Rainer Matyssek

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Chapter 21

Wildland Fires

Monitoring, Plume Modelling, Impact on Atmospheric Composition and Climate

Mikhail Sofiev1,    Adjunct Professor, Senior Scientist, Air Quality Department, Finnish Meteorological Institute,    1Corresponding author: e-mail: mikhail.sofiev@fmi.fi

Abstract

The chapter gives a short outlook of wildland fires and their influence on atmospheric composition, air quality and climate. Fires are among the most powerful sources of atmospheric tracers and also means of changing the ecosystems themselves. Present pattern of the biomass burning is strongly affected by anthropogenic activities, both via accidental and deliberate ignitions of the fires (about 90% fires are started by humans) and via various fire-fighting and prevention ...

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