Pyro‐cumulonimbus injection of smoke to the stratosphere: Observations and impact of a super blowup in northwestern Canada on 3–4 August 1998

@inproceedings{Fromm2005PyrocumulonimbusIO,
  title={Pyro‐cumulonimbus injection of smoke to the stratosphere: Observations and impact of a super blowup in northwestern Canada on 3–4 August 1998},
  author={Michael David Fromm and Richard M. Bevilacqua and Ren{\'e} Servranckx and James M. Rosen and Jeffrey P Thayer and Jay R. Herman and D. Larko},
  year={2005}
}
[1] We report observations and analysis of a pyro-cumulonimbus event in the midst of a boreal forest fire blowup in Northwest Territories Canada, near Norman Wells, on 3–4 August 1998. We find that this blowup caused a five-fold increase in lower stratospheric aerosol burden, as well as multiple reports of anomalous enhancements of tropospheric gases and aerosols across Europe 1 week later. Our observations come from solar occultation satellites (POAM III and SAGE II), nadir imagers (GOES… CONTINUE READING

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