Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
13 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2022

Forecasting the regional fire radiative power for regularly ignited vegetation fires

Tero M. Partanen and Mikhail Sofiev

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The presented method aims to forecast regional wildfire-emitted radiative power in a time-dependent manner several days in advance. The temporal fire radiative power can be converted to an emission production rate, which can be implemented in air quality forecasting simulations. It is shown that in areas with a high incidence of wildfires, the fire radiative power is quite predictable, but otherwise it is not.
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