Characterization of Long-Range Transport of Biomass Burning Aerosols Using Raman Lidar, Satellite Retrieval, Back Trajectory, and a Global Model
Abstract:Late summer Raman lidar measurements at NASA GSFC revealed a
distinct aerosol plume at 3km altitude on August 26, 2013 which showed
a gradual subsidence and merge with the boundary layer aerosol on
August 27-28. The subsequent analysis using the Multi-Angle
Implementation of Atmospheric Correction (MAIAC) aerosol data from
MODIS on Terra and Aqua, GOCART and backtrajectories revealed a
complex relationship with fires in Yosemite (CA) and Wyoming/Idaho.
This talk will provide a brief overview of current MAIAC smoke/dust
retrieval capabilities followed by a systematic description of
modeling results constrained by MAIAC and lidar data.