Impact of the smoke aerosol from Russian forest fires on the atmospheric environment over Korea during May 2003

Kwon H. Lee, Jeong E. Kim, Young J. Kim, Jhoon Kim, Wolfgang Von Hoyningen-Huene

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

79 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Extensive forest fire activities occurred in May 2003 across Siberia, Russia, particularly in the area between the Amur and Lena rivers east of Lake Baikal. These forest fires released large amounts of particulates and gases into the atmosphere, resulting in adverse effects on regional air quality and radiation budget. On certain occasions, a smoke pollution plume from these forest fires was transported through Mongolia and eastern China, down to the Korean peninsula. In this study, satellite data and ground-based radiation measurement data were analyzed to estimate the smoke aerosol's impact on the local atmospheric environment over Korea. Aerosol optical depth (AOD) values retrieved using the Bremen Aerosol Retrieval method from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer data were compared with those derived from ground-based radiation measurements. Large AOD values in the range 2.0-4.0 were observed on 20 May 2003 over Korea due to the influence of the long-range transported smoke aerosol plume from the Russian fires, resulting in a surface-observed short-wavelength direct aerosol radiative forcing efficiency of -90 to -200 W m -2. This smoke aerosol plume also resulted in a decrease in the solar visible irradiance of up to 57%, and increased the surface PM10 concentration by up to 258 μg m -3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-99
Number of pages15
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1

Fingerprint

forest fire
smoke
aerosol
plume
optical depth
radiation budget
radiative forcing
MODIS
irradiance
satellite data
air quality
wavelength
pollution
atmosphere
lake
gas
river

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science

Cite this

Lee, Kwon H. ; Kim, Jeong E. ; Kim, Young J. ; Kim, Jhoon ; Von Hoyningen-Huene, Wolfgang. / Impact of the smoke aerosol from Russian forest fires on the atmospheric environment over Korea during May 2003. In: Atmospheric Environment. 2005 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 85-99.
@article{e899978a0c3349eb853cb8761f89f8f8,
title = "Impact of the smoke aerosol from Russian forest fires on the atmospheric environment over Korea during May 2003",
abstract = "Extensive forest fire activities occurred in May 2003 across Siberia, Russia, particularly in the area between the Amur and Lena rivers east of Lake Baikal. These forest fires released large amounts of particulates and gases into the atmosphere, resulting in adverse effects on regional air quality and radiation budget. On certain occasions, a smoke pollution plume from these forest fires was transported through Mongolia and eastern China, down to the Korean peninsula. In this study, satellite data and ground-based radiation measurement data were analyzed to estimate the smoke aerosol's impact on the local atmospheric environment over Korea. Aerosol optical depth (AOD) values retrieved using the Bremen Aerosol Retrieval method from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer data were compared with those derived from ground-based radiation measurements. Large AOD values in the range 2.0-4.0 were observed on 20 May 2003 over Korea due to the influence of the long-range transported smoke aerosol plume from the Russian fires, resulting in a surface-observed short-wavelength direct aerosol radiative forcing efficiency of -90 to -200 W m -2. This smoke aerosol plume also resulted in a decrease in the solar visible irradiance of up to 57{\%}, and increased the surface PM10 concentration by up to 258 μg m -3.",
author = "Lee, {Kwon H.} and Kim, {Jeong E.} and Kim, {Young J.} and Jhoon Kim and {Von Hoyningen-Huene}, Wolfgang",
year = "2005",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.09.032",
language = "English",
volume = "39",
pages = "85--99",
journal = "Atmospheric Environment",
issn = "1352-2310",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "1",

}

Impact of the smoke aerosol from Russian forest fires on the atmospheric environment over Korea during May 2003. / Lee, Kwon H.; Kim, Jeong E.; Kim, Young J.; Kim, Jhoon; Von Hoyningen-Huene, Wolfgang.

In: Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 85-99.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Impact of the smoke aerosol from Russian forest fires on the atmospheric environment over Korea during May 2003

AU - Lee, Kwon H.

AU - Kim, Jeong E.

AU - Kim, Young J.

AU - Kim, Jhoon

AU - Von Hoyningen-Huene, Wolfgang

PY - 2005/1/1

Y1 - 2005/1/1

N2 - Extensive forest fire activities occurred in May 2003 across Siberia, Russia, particularly in the area between the Amur and Lena rivers east of Lake Baikal. These forest fires released large amounts of particulates and gases into the atmosphere, resulting in adverse effects on regional air quality and radiation budget. On certain occasions, a smoke pollution plume from these forest fires was transported through Mongolia and eastern China, down to the Korean peninsula. In this study, satellite data and ground-based radiation measurement data were analyzed to estimate the smoke aerosol's impact on the local atmospheric environment over Korea. Aerosol optical depth (AOD) values retrieved using the Bremen Aerosol Retrieval method from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer data were compared with those derived from ground-based radiation measurements. Large AOD values in the range 2.0-4.0 were observed on 20 May 2003 over Korea due to the influence of the long-range transported smoke aerosol plume from the Russian fires, resulting in a surface-observed short-wavelength direct aerosol radiative forcing efficiency of -90 to -200 W m -2. This smoke aerosol plume also resulted in a decrease in the solar visible irradiance of up to 57%, and increased the surface PM10 concentration by up to 258 μg m -3.

AB - Extensive forest fire activities occurred in May 2003 across Siberia, Russia, particularly in the area between the Amur and Lena rivers east of Lake Baikal. These forest fires released large amounts of particulates and gases into the atmosphere, resulting in adverse effects on regional air quality and radiation budget. On certain occasions, a smoke pollution plume from these forest fires was transported through Mongolia and eastern China, down to the Korean peninsula. In this study, satellite data and ground-based radiation measurement data were analyzed to estimate the smoke aerosol's impact on the local atmospheric environment over Korea. Aerosol optical depth (AOD) values retrieved using the Bremen Aerosol Retrieval method from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer data were compared with those derived from ground-based radiation measurements. Large AOD values in the range 2.0-4.0 were observed on 20 May 2003 over Korea due to the influence of the long-range transported smoke aerosol plume from the Russian fires, resulting in a surface-observed short-wavelength direct aerosol radiative forcing efficiency of -90 to -200 W m -2. This smoke aerosol plume also resulted in a decrease in the solar visible irradiance of up to 57%, and increased the surface PM10 concentration by up to 258 μg m -3.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=9644301298&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=9644301298&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.09.032

DO - 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.09.032

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:9644301298

VL - 39

SP - 85

EP - 99

JO - Atmospheric Environment

JF - Atmospheric Environment

SN - 1352-2310

IS - 1

ER -