Smoke at Palm Beach during the 1971 Everglades wildfires
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): D. T. Williams
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • catastrophic fires
  • everglades
  • fire case histories
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • Florida
  • particulates
  • pollution
  • smoke behavior
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • south Florida
  • temperature
  • urban habitats
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: July 31, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 40074
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14817
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File-DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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During the last 17 days of April 1971, smoke from wildfires in the Florida Everglades drifted over the east coast of southern Florida. Smoke restricted visibilities 67.9% of the time at Palm Beach International Airport, and aircraft operations were 11.9% less than for an equivalent smoke-free period. Concentrations of particulates during the smoky period were nearly twice those of the smoke-free period, but values were still well below the national standard of 26- micrograms per cubic meter.

Williams, D. T. 1972. Smoke at Palm Beach during the 1971 Everglades wildfires, Fire danger and fire weather seminar. Macon, GA. USDA Forest Service,