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Improving the description of injection height and aerosol composition in biomass burning emission in atmospheric chemistry-transport models

Grant number: 12/50581-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: October 01, 2012 - September 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Cooperation agreement: King's College London
Principal Investigator:Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro
Grantee:Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro
Principal investigator abroad: Martin Wooster
Institution abroad: King's College London, England
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/08000-4 - Using satellite data to determine the area of active fire and numerical modeling of the injection of trace gases and aerosols from the fire radiative energy approach, AP.R

Abstract

This proposal denominated "improving the description of injection height and aerosol composition in biomass burning emission in atmospheric chemistry-transport models" are related with "Using satellite data to determine the area of active fire and numerical modeling of the injection of trace gases and aerosols from the fire radiative energy approach" FAPESP project (number 2011/08000-4) and with the fifth theme of "Amazon Forest Biomass Combustion" project, denominated "Obtainment of Parameters for Evaluation of the Numerical Model Developed for Plume Rise by the Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies (CPTEC) of the National Space Research Institute (INPE)" (project number 2008/04490-4 in FAPESP). The main objective of this project is the improvement of plume rise mechanism existent in climate, weather and air quality numerical models of CPTEC/INPE. For evaluation and validation of plume rise model an experimental campaign is planned to be carry out in prescribed burning in Alta Floresta (MT). The proposed project will support the scientific development of students in masters and doctoral courses in remote sensing, meteorology and earth system sciences areas, which will be benefiting from the exchange of knowledge and from development of methodologies in cooperation with KCL researchers. (AU)