Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2981–3009, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2981–3009, 2020

Model description paper 08 Jul 2020

Model description paper | 08 Jul 2020

APIFLAME v2.0 biomass burning emissions model: impact of refined input parameters on atmospheric concentration in Portugal in summer 2016

Solène Turquety et al.

Model code and software

APIFLAMEv2 biomass burning emissions model S. Turquety, L. Menut, and G. Siour

APIFLAMEv2 global burned area from MODIS satellite observations 2014-2017 S. Turquety

APIFLAMEv2 biomass burning emissions in Europe during the Summer 2016 S. Turquety

Short summary
Biomass burning emissions are a major source of trace gases and aerosols that need to be accounted for in air quality assessment and forecasting. The APIFLAME model presented in this paper allows the calculation of these emissions based on merged satellite observations at hourly time steps and kilometer scales. Implementing emissions in a chemistry transport model allows realistic simulations of fire plumes as illustrated for wildfires in Portugal in August 2016 using the CHIMERE model.