TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION IN AMAZON OF PERU by lwf25883

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									                             TRANSBOUNDARY
                             AIR POLLUTION IN
                             AMAZON OF PERU



                   Luis Suarez
         doctorozono@yahoo.com
Department of Atmospheric Sciences of the Research
Institute for Technological Development - ININDETEC
                Huancayo
                H anca o - Perú
CLIMATE - BIOSPHERE
CLIMATE - BIOSPHERE
      CLIMATE CHANGE AND AEROSOLS
  •Aerosols are a central topic to understand radiative forcing of the climate




(IPCC, 2007)
           FIRES PERU VS. BRASIL
Important amount of pollution produced by biomass
burning in Amazon, mainly in Brazil.

  Brazil


                                      Hot pixels
                                      obtained with the
                                      NOAA satellite
                                      from 1999 to 2005
  Peru                                (from DSA/INPE)
                                      Note the different
                                      scales!!!
    Not only
      ll ti
   pollution
        g
 coming from
Brazil but from
           too.
  Bolivia too
    Fires in
northern part of
    Bolivia
  (September
     2005)
 SPATIAL VARIATION OF AEROSOLS
• Aerosol optical depth in the Andean and Amazon region of
  Peru modulated by the transport of pollutants related to
  biomass burning over Bolivia and Brazil
SITES FOR MONITORING IN PERU
                PERSPECTIVES
• Continue the discussion of the national plan for fire
  prevention (submitted).
• Evaluate the chemical composition of aerosols.
• Evaluate the radiative forcing of aerosols over
  these areas.
• Capacity building: local researchers working on
  satellite and ground measurements.


   •…we opened some doors, but we need to
            keep them opened!
SINCERE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

								
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