Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Development and technical paper
28 Oct 2021
Development and technical paper |  | 28 Oct 2021

Coupling interactive fire with atmospheric composition and climate in the UK Earth System Model

João C. Teixeira, Gerd A. Folberth, Fiona M. O'Connor, Nadine Unger, and Apostolos Voulgarakis


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ED: Publish as is (03 Sep 2021) by Samuel Remy
Short summary
Fire constitutes a key process in the Earth system, being driven by climate as well as affecting climate. However, studies on the effects of fires on atmospheric composition and climate have been limited to date. This work implements and assesses the coupling of an interactive fire model with atmospheric composition, comparing it to an offline approach. This approach shows good performance at a global scale. However, regional-scale limitations lead to a bias in modelling fire emissions.