The smoke of set fire in Canada arrived as far as Europe. Updated calculations by NILU atmospheric and climate scientists show that the smoke coming from Canadian forest firesafter hitting the United States, reached the Norway.
According to experts in the next few days, the cloud of smoke will probably reach i Southernmost European countries, including Italy. The smoke has drifted over the Greenland and theIceland since June 1 and observations in southern Norway have recorded increasing concentrations of aerosolized particles, said independent research institute NILU.
If you can smell #smoke across parts of Europe you’re not imagining things – the #wildfire smoke has traveled far throughout the atmosphere. What happens in #Canada doesn’t stay in Canada. pic.twitter.com/4MQyoFZjW7
— Peter Dynes (@PGDynes) June 9, 2023
Smoke from wildfires in Canada to Europe: model simulations
Researchers have created a simulation showing how smoke and soot particles from Canada are transported in the atmosphere, using weather data from the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS).
In the simulation, the smoke emission from Canada is shown as one cloud moving on a world map. The different colors of the cloud indicate the amount of particles it contains. The yellow areas of the cloud mark the points where there is the greatest amount of soot particles in the air.
We will not live the same situation as New Yorkthey assure, and the smoke will result in a slight Mist and the number of particles is so low that it shouldn’t cause any health risks.
Forest fires in Canada are still ongoing and the emission of smoke and ash into the atmosphere is very strong. The data is fed into an atmospheric model called FLEXPART, to calculate the dispersion of emissions. In addition, data on the rainfall expected, as rain, hail and snow can remove these particles from the atmosphere and dump them on the ground.