Project


Title

Implementation of an Improved Emission Production Model
Principal Investigator(s):
  • David V. Sandberg
    US Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
Co-Principal Investigator(s):
  • Ernesto Alvarado
    University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Sue A. Ferguson
    US Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Tom Leuschen
  • Donald McKenzie
    US Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Susan M. O'Neill
    US Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Roger D. Ottmar
    US Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • David L. Peterson
    US Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
Collaborator(s):
  • Ann L. Acheson
    US Forest Service
  • James D. Brenner
    Florida Division of Forestry, Forest Protection Bureau
  • Richard W. Fisher
  • Peter Lahm
    US Forest Service
  • Janice L. Peterson
    US Forest Service, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Allen R. Riebau
  • Jim Russell
  • Mark D. Schaaf
    Air Sciences Inc.
Completion Date: February 24, 2004

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • air pollutants
  • buoyant plume
  • heat release rate
JFSP Project Number(s):
98-1-9-05
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 27, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24161

Description

The primary objective of the Emission Production Model project is: To improve the usability, accuracy, and applicability of an Emission Production Model to predict air pollutant source strength, heat release rate, and plume buoyancy from all fire environments and all fuel types. We will correct technical limitations, provide a flexible user interface that is friendly and nationally consistent; and link EPM to improved data sources and other fire models as they come on line Meeting all of these objectives will require a three-year program, but the most significant product, a redesigned and user- friendly modeling package, will be delivered in one year.