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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

2020 year, number 9

Calculation of aerosol emissions from fires of the Tomsk Region based on remote data

M.N. Alekseeva1, K.N. Pustovalov2, E.A. Golovatskaya2, I.G. Yashchenko1
1Institute of Petroleum Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Tomsk, Russia
2Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia
Keywords: пожары, гари, потеря лесов, загрязняющие вещества, аэрозоли, данные лидара CALIOP, fires, burning, forest loss, pollutants, aerosols, CALIOP lidar data


The dynamics of forest loss from fires in the Verkhneketsky district of the Tomsk region is considered. The volumes of pollutant emissions resulting from fires are calculated. It was established that in the Verkhneketsky region smoke aerosols from the fires of 2012 and 2016 in terms of mass significantly exceed technogenic emissions from stationary sources. It is shown that smoke from fires spreads over a distance of more than 30 km. According to CALIOP lidar data, smoke elevations were estimated to be from 1.3 to 4.3 km, which does not contradict the calculations based on model formulas.