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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3341-3356, 2019
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3341-3356, 2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Mar 2019

Research article | 14 Mar 2019

Lidar observations of pyrocumulonimbus smoke plumes in the UTLS over Tomsk (Western Siberia, Russia) from 2000 to 2017

Vladimir V. Zuev et al.
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Massive wildfires sometimes generate pyrocumulonimbus clouds (pyroCbs), inside of which combustion products can ascend to the upper troposphere or even lower stratosphere (UTLS). Smoke plumes from pyroCbs occurred in North America can spread in the UTLS for long distances and be observed in the UTLS over Europe and even over Russia. In this work, we analyzed aerosol layers detected in the UTLS over Tomsk (Russia) that could be smoke plumes from such pyroCbs that occurred in the 2000–2017 period.
Massive wildfires sometimes generate pyrocumulonimbus clouds (pyroCbs), inside of which...