Vol. 23, issue 07, article # 13

Solov'ev V.S., Budishchev A.A. Disturbances of aerosol optical thickness of the atmosphere caused by forest fires in Yakutia. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2010. V. 23. No. 07. P. 626-629 [in Russian].
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The aerosol optical thickness (AOT) and pyrogenic event variations in central Yakutia in 2000-2009 were researched using remote data (NOAA, Terra and Aqua). It is shown that the average summer (June-August) AOT for years with high pyrogenic activity (2001-2003) is by 125% greater than AOT of years with low pyrogenic activity (2000, 2004-2009). In some days, when forest fires were most strong, the daily AOT in central Yakutia exceeded the undisturbed values up to 1,5-1,6.


forest fires, aerosols, remote sensing