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The fine particles from forest fires affect the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed in the earth

The fine particles from forest fires affect the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed in the earth

Fine particles originating from forest fires affect the carbon circulation on the planet by reflecting and absorbing sunlight. The particles' cooling effect slows down the decomposition of organic debris, which in turn increases the soil's carbon absorption.

More information:

Antti-Ilari Partanen, antti-ilari.partanen@fmi.fi

Landry, J.-S., Partanen, A.-I., Matthews, H. D: Carbon cycle and climate effects of forcing from fire-emitted aerosols, Environmental Research Letters, 12, 025002, 2017

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa51de


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