Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5591–5606, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5591-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5591–5606, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5591-2016

Research article 23 Nov 2016

Research article | 23 Nov 2016

Impact of biomass burning emission on total peroxy nitrates: fire plume identification during the BORTAS campaign

Eleonora Aruffo et al.

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During the BORTAS aircraft campaign, we measured NO2 and their oxidtation products (as peroxy nitrates) with a custom laser-induced fluorescence instrument. Because of the high correlation between known pyrogenic tracers (i.e., carbon monoxide) and peroxy nitrates, we provide two methods to use these species for the identification of biomass burning (BB) plumes. Using an artifical neural network, we improved the BB identification taking into account of a meteorological parameter (pressure).