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Southern hemispheric biomass burning as seen by MIPAS

Thomas von Clarmann(1), Gabriele Stiller(1), Mathias Milz(2), Norbert Glatthor(3), Bernd Funke(4), Udo Grabowski(3), Michael Hoepfner(3), Sylvia Kellmann(3), Michael Kiefer(3), Andrea Linden(3), Tilman Steck(3) and Herbert Fischer(3)

(1) Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe / Universitaet Karlsru, POB 3640 Karlsruhe, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
(2) Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe / Universitaet Karlsruhe, POB 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
(3) Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe / Universitaet Karlsru, POB 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
(4) IAA, Apartado Postal 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain

Abstract

In the 2003 biomass burning season large amounts of pollutants were emitted into the atmosphere and transported around the globe.MIPAS has measured enhanced upper tropospheric C2H6, O3, HNO3 and PAN in a plume ranging from South America, Africa to Australia and beyond.Forward trajectories calculated for starting points where frequent forest fires were identified confirm that the observed plume was caused mainly by South American and African biomass burning.

 

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry