Smoke-monitoring equipment and applications
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. Trent; R. Cisneros
Publication Year: 2006

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • computer programs
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • particulates
  • smoke behavior
  • smoke management
  • telemetry
  • Washington
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 3, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 45528
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21065
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:66/3
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'Before lighting a prescribed fire on the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests, fire managers rely on Tom Robison to check air quality in several of the nearby small towns. Using data from a network of real-time smoke monitors, Robison helps fire managers prevent prescribed fire smoke from violating air quality standards.... In the past, smoke monitoring may have been conducted by a visual assessment of the local area.... New portable monitoring equipment -- another tool for fire managers -- can do a better job of estimating smoke concentrations.... This information can help forest and range managers meet fuel reduction goals while minimizing the impacts of smoke on air quality.'

Online Link(s):
Trent, A., and R. Cisneros. 2006. Smoke-monitoring equipment and applications. Fire Management Today, v. 66, no. 3, p. 17-20.