Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on air
Document Type: Report
Author(s): David V. Sandberg; Roger D. Ottmar; Janice L. Peterson; John E. Core
Publication Year: 2002

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • biomass
  • biomass emissions
  • burning permits
  • chemistry
  • combustion
  • cover
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • FERA - Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • flame length
  • fuel management
  • health factors
  • heat effects
  • land management
  • NFP - National Fire Plan
  • O3 - ozone
  • particulates
  • pollution
  • public information
  • roads
  • smoke dispersion
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • soil management
  • soils
  • wildfire
  • wildland fire
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Record Last Modified: November 2, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 1295
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21197
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88: RMRS-42/5; and
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices to improve air quality. Chapter topics include air quality regulations and fire; characterization of emissions from fire; the transport, dispersion, and modeling of fire emissions; atmospheric and plume chemistry; air quality impacts of fire; social consequences of air quality impacts; and recommendations for future research.

Online Link(s):
Sandberg, David V.; Ottmar, Roger D.; Peterson, Janice L.; Core, John. 2002. Wildland fire on ecosystems: effects of fire on air. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 5. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 79 p.