Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Vertical distribution of nighttime smoke following a wildland biomass fire in boreal Alaska

Dates

Year
2003

Citation

Ferguson, Sue A., Collins, Richard L., Ruthford, Julia, and Fukuda, Masami, 2003, Vertical distribution of nighttime smoke following a wildland biomass fire in boreal Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, v. 108, no. D23, p. - 4743.

Summary

A comprehensive evaluation of the vertical structure of a smoldering smoke plume was afforded by a unique combination of tethersonde measurements (from ground level to about 400 m above ground level (AGL) or 274?674 m above sea level (ASL)), lidar sounding (from about 1.5 to 5 km ASL), and a video recording during the FROSTFIRE experimental burn in July 1999. Tethersonde and lidar measurements were made at local midnight. The video camera operated continuously for 1 week. Estimates of mass concentration were derived from the light-scattering measurements. Every night, upper level smoke concentrations were estimated to be about 1000 times lower than near-surface concentrations. The tethersonde instrument indicated maximum mass concentrations [...]

Contacts

Tags

Provenance

Data source
File Processing
File Process
Type
End Note
Reference Item
3397 record import test
Reference File
NWBLCC-20160406.xml

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1029/2002JD003324
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 2156-2202

Citation Extension

journalJournal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
parts
typeNotes
value11290
typePages
value- 4743
typeVolume
value108
typeNumber
valueD23
citationTypeJournal Article

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...