- Conference date: 3–8 August 2008
- Location: Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)
Since the advent of satellite imagery, it has become feasible to track the evolution of smoke plumes generated by biomass‐burning events. The creation of worldwide‐distributed aerosol monitoring networks as AERONET, made possible the characterization of the aerosol air masses observed by satellite instruments. This characterization looks forward a better understanding of role of aerosols in global radiative forcing and validation of aerosol‐oriented satellite products, between others. This work combines satellite imagery and AERONET data to study a biomass‐burning event. The episode located in the north of Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil was observed by a MODIS instrument inside AQUA satellite on August 23, 2006. Several AERONET stations were studied and combined with HYSPLIT back‐trajectories to obtain a more precise estimation of the origin of these air masses.
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