Percentage Increase in Organic Carbon Aerosol at the Surface over the West (image) Harvard University Share Print E-Mail 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.  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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.