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Percentage Increase in Organic Carbon Aerosol at the Surface over the West

Caption: This graph shows the percentage increase in organic carbon particles at the surface, from the present-day to the 2050s, as calculated by the model of Spracklen et al. [2009] for the May-October fire season. The increase is due mainly to the simulated rise in wildfire frequency in the future, warmer climate.

Credit: Loretta Mickley, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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