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Volume 16, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5685-5703, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5685-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5685-5703, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5685-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 May 2016

Research article | 10 May 2016

Air quality impacts of European wildfire emissions in a changing climate

Wolfgang Knorr et al.
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Wildfires are generally expected to increase in frequency and severity due to climate change. For Europe this could mean increased air pollution levels during the summer. Until 2050, predicted changes are moderate, but under a scenario of strong climate change, these may increase considerably during the later part of the current century. In Portugal and several parts of the Mediterranean, emissions may become relevant for meeting WHO concentration targets.
Wildfires are generally expected to increase in frequency and severity due to climate change....
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