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Simulating atmospheric ageing of bushfire smoke

Bushfires have always been an integral part of the Australian continent and in recent years, due to climate change, their duration, frequency and severity have intensified.Bushfires, either naturally occurring or deliberate (i.e. prescribed burning) are a significant source of particulate matter (PM), a Class 1 carcinogenic (same as cigarette smoke and asbestos). Bushfires and prescribed biomass burning are the main cause of severe air pollution events in major Australian cities. They also have an impact on visibility and Earth’s radiation …

Study level
PhD, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for the Environment

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