Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Reviews and syntheses
15 Sep 2021
Reviews and syntheses |  | 15 Sep 2021

Reviews and syntheses: Arctic fire regimes and emissions in the 21st century

Jessica L. McCarty, Juha Aalto, Ville-Veikko Paunu, Steve R. Arnold, Sabine Eckhardt, Zbigniew Klimont, Justin J. Fain, Nikolaos Evangeliou, Ari Venäläinen, Nadezhda M. Tchebakova, Elena I. Parfenova, Kaarle Kupiainen, Amber J. Soja, Lin Huang, and Simon Wilson


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-83', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jessica McCarty, 14 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-83', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jessica McCarty, 14 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2021-83', Anonymous Referee #3, 17 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Jessica McCarty, 15 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jun 2021) by Sandy Harrison
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jun 2021) by Kirsten Thonicke(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
AR by Jessica McCarty on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jul 2021) by Sandy Harrison
ED: Publish as is (24 Aug 2021) by Kirsten Thonicke(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
Short summary
Fires, including extreme fire seasons, and fire emissions are more common in the Arctic. A review and synthesis of current scientific literature find climate change and human activity in the north are fuelling an emerging Arctic fire regime, causing more black carbon and methane emissions within the Arctic. Uncertainties persist in characterizing future fire landscapes, and thus emissions, as well as policy-relevant challenges in understanding, monitoring, and managing Arctic fire regimes.
Final-revised paper