TOMAS-VBS model for "More than emissions and chemistry: Fire size, dilution, and background aerosol also greatly influence near-field biomass burning aerosol aging"
Biomass burning emits particles (black carbon and primary organic aerosol; POA) and precursor vapors to the atmosphere that chemically and physically age in the atmosphere. This theoretical study explores the relationships between fire size (determining the initial plume width and concentration), dilution rate, and entrainment of background aerosol on particle coagulation, OA evaporation, and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) condensation in smoke plumes. We examine the impacts of these processes on aged smoke OA mass, geometric mean diameter (Dg), peak lognormal modal width (σg), particle extinction ...
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Hodshire, Anna; Pierce, Jeffrey; BIan, Qijing
Bian, Q., Jathar, S. H., Kodros, J. K., Barsanti, K. C., Hatch, L. E., May, A. A., et al. (2017). Secondary organic aerosol formation in biomass-burning plumes: Theoretical analysis of lab studies and ambient plumes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(8), 5459–5475. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5459-2017
Hodshire, A. L., Bian, Q., Ramnarine,E., Lonsdale, C. R., Alvarado, M. J.,Kreidenweis, S. M., et al. (2019). More than emissions and chemistry: Fire size,dilution, and background aerosol also greatly influence near‐field biomass burning aerosol aging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres,124, 5589–5611. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029674