Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
12 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2018

Increased aerosol content in the atmosphere over Ukraine during summer 2010

Evgenia Galytska, Vassyl Danylevsky, René Hommel, and John P. Burrows

Data sets

AERONET Level 2.0 (Quality Assured) Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) NASA

MODIS (Terra and Aqua) AOD NASA

MODIS Active Fire Product NASA

Level 2 Cloud and Aerosol Layer and Profile products NASA


Short summary
This research assesses the influence of biomass burning during forest fires throughout summer 2010 on aerosol load over Ukraine, the European territory of Russia (ETR) and Eastern Europe. We apply and compare ground-based and satellite measurements to determine aerosol content, dynamics, and properties. With the application of modeling techniques (HYSPLIT), we show that the maximum AOD in August 2010 over Ukraine was caused by particle transport from the forest fires in the ETR.