Wildfires drive interannual variability of organic carbon aerosol in the western U.S. in summer

@article{Spracklen2007WildfiresDI,
  title={Wildfires drive interannual variability of organic carbon aerosol in the western U.S. in summer},
  author={Dominick V. Spracklen and Jennifer A. Logan and Loretta J. Mickley and Rokjin J. Park and Rosemarie Yevich and Anthony LeRoy Westerling and Daniel A. Jaffe},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={34}
}
Forest wildfire area burned in the western U.S. has increased in recent decades resulting in a substantial organic carbon (OC) source with large interannual variability. We derive OC emissions from wildfires using data for area burned for 1980–2004 and ecosystem specific fuel loadings. For the period 1989–2004 we analyze OC observations in the western U.S. from the IMPROVE network and use a global chemical transport model to simulate OC concentrations. Modeled and observed OC concentrations are… 

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