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The Lion Fire 2011 (LF11) and Lion Fire 2017 (LF17) were similar in size, location, and smoke transport. The same locations were used to monitor both fires for ground level fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Ground level PM2.5 is used to determine the...

Person: Schweizer, Cisneros, Navarro
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

This study investigated the emission of PM10 and PM2.5 (particulates with diameters of less than 10 µm and 2.5 µm, respectively) and the chemical composition of PM2.5 from laboratory combustion of five Australian vegetation types (three grasslands, a...

Person: Dong, Stock, Callan, Strandberg, Hinwood
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed burning is a prominent source of PM2.5 in the southeastern U.S. An air quality forecasting system called HiRes2 currently serves most areas in the southeastern U.S. to forecast PM2.5 concentrations one day in advance, including the impact of...

Person: Huang, Qin, Hu, Russell, Odman
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Pioneering networks of cameras that can search for wildland fire signatures have been in development for some years (High Performance Wireless Research & Education Network-HPWREN cameras and the ALERT Wildfire camera). While these cameras have...

Person: Govil, Welch, Ball, Pennypacker
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Seasonal peaks of air pollution from wildfires are increasing in frequency and severity in the western provinces of Canada. During these episodes, populations are exposed to adverse short-term health effects due to elevated levels of fine particulate...

Person: Mirzaei, Bertazzon, Couloigner, Farjad, Ngom
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Australian building standard AS 3959 provides mandatory requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas in order to improve the resilience of the building to radiant heat, flame contact, burning embers, and a combination of these...

Person: Khan, Sutherland, Wadhwani, Moinuddin
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Satellite-based active fire data provide indispensable information for monitoring global fire activity and understanding its impacts on climate and air quality. Yet the limited spatiotemporal sampling capacities of current satellites result in...

Person: Li, Zhang, Kondragunta, Schmidt, Holmes
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forest fires may have beneficial effects ecologically, but can also be damaging to the overall health and diversity of flora and fauna and may also result in loss of farm produce and livelihood base of local communities living around the forest...

Person: Husseini, Aboah, Issifu
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

It is typically difficult to burn duff because of high fuel moisture; however, under persistent drought conditions, duff will burn readily. This study investigates the burning of a deep duff layer by the 2016 Rough Ridge Fire, in the southern United...

Person: Zhao, Liu, Goodrick, Hornsby, Schardt
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Advanced Fire Environment Learning Unit (AFELU) will host three speakers to talk about Predictive Services comparison tools (Robert Ziel, Alaska Fire Science Consortium), predicting fire behavior in Alaska (Chris Moore, Alaska Fire Service), and...

Person: Ziel, Moore, Lahm
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES