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The Rapid Deployments to Wildfires Experiment (RaDFIRE) was a meteorological field campaign aimed at observing fire–atmosphere interactions during active wildfires. Using a rapidly deployable scanning Doppler lidar, airborne Doppler radar, and a suite...

Person: Clements, Lareau, Kingsmill, Bowers, Camacho, Bagley, Davis
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Image-based smoke detection could help in faster and robust detection and monitoring of wildfires. It is becoming the best alternate of sensor based detectors for early detection of wildfire. The limitations of sensor based detector is that, they need...

Person: Pundir, Raman
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires have been increasing in frequency in the western United States (US) with the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons experiencing some of the worst wildfires in terms of suppression costs and air pollution that the western US has seen. Although growing...

Person: Reid, Considine, Watson, Telesca, Pfister, Jerrett
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fires impact atmospheric composition through their emissions, which range from long-lived gases to short-lived gases and aerosols. Effects are typically larger in the tropics and boreal regions but can also be substantial in highly populated areas in...

Person: Voulgarakis, Field
Year: 2015
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Poor air quality arising from prescribed and wildfire smoke emissions poses threats to human health and therefore must be taken into account for the planning and implementation of prescribed burns for reducing contemporary fuel loading and other...

Person: Nelson, Boehmler, Khlystov, Moosmüller, Samburova, Bhattarai, Wilcox, Watts
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

We investigate the air quality impact of record‐breaking wildfires in Southern California during December 5-18, 2017 using the Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry (WRF‐Chem) in combination with satellite and surface observations. This...

Person: Shi, Zhao, Jiang, Li, Chen, Gu, Jiang, Lee, Liou, Neu, Payne, Sun, Wang, Witek, Worden
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire is an essential earth‐system process, impacting ecosystem processes and the carbon cycle. Forest fires are becoming more frequent and severe, yet gaps exist in the modeling of fire on vegetation and carbon dynamics. Strategies for reducing...

Person: Stenzel, Bartowitz, Hartman, Lutz, Kolden, Smith, Law, Swanson, Larson, Parton, Hudiburg
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

"The Basics of Satellite Data for Smoke and Fire" is presented in two parts for a total of about 16 minutes. These videos introduce concepts such as the distinction between polar-orbiting and polar-stationary satellites, descriptions of satellite...

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Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are a major source of air pollutants in the United States. Wildfire smoke can trigger severe pollution episodes with substantial impacts on public health. In addition to acute episodes, wildfires can have a marginal effect on air quality at...

Person: Urbanski, Reeves, Corley, Silverstein, Hao
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Epidemiological studies consistently show an association between wildfire-related smoke exposure and adverse respiratory health. We conducted a systematic review of evidence in published literature pertaining to heterogeneity of respiratory effects...

Person: Kondo, De Roos, White, Heilman, Mockrin, Gross-Davis, Burstyn
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES