Carbonaceous aerosols from prescribed burning of a boreal forest ecosystemDuring the boreal forest burn studied, the ambient concentrations for the particle carbon smoke aerosol are highest for the full-fire burn conditions and vary significantly throughout the burn. Collection strategies must accordingly define ranges in the smoke aerosol concentrations produced. While the highest elemental C concentrations are observed during full-fire conditions, the great majority of smoke aerosol particles are in the form of organic C particles irrespective of fire temperature. The formation of organic C light-scattering particles was a significant process in the burn studied.
Mazurek, Monica A. (Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY, United States)
Cofer, Wesley R., III (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Levine, Joel S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)