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Field and laboratory emission factors (EFs) of wildland fire emissions for 276 known air pollutants sampled across Canada and the US were compiled. An online database, the Smoke Emissions Repository Application (SERA), was created to enable analysis...

Person: Prichard, O'Neill, Eagle, Andreu, Drye, Dubowy, Urbanski, Strand
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire smoke (WFS) increases the risk of respiratory hospitalizations. We evaluated the association between WFS and asthma healthcare utilization (AHCU) during the 2013 wildfire season in Oregon. WFS particulate matter ≤ 2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5)...

Person: Gan, Liu, Ford Hotmann, O'Dell, Vaidyanathan, Wilson, Volckens, Pfister, Fischer, Pierce, Magzamen
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Paris Agreement calls on parties to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change by engaging in appropriate policies and measures as put forward through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), to strengthen transparency when reporting...

Person: Prosperi, Bloise, Tubiello, Conchedda, Rossi, Boschetti, Salvatore, Bernoux
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Biomass mapping is used in variety of applications including carbon assessments, emission inventories, and wildland fire and fuel planning. Single values are often applied to individual pixels to represent biomass of classified vegetation, but each...

Person: Prichard, Kennedy, Andreu, Eagle, French, Billmire
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: Wildfire events are increasing in prevalence in the western United States. Research has found mixed results on the degree to which exposure to wildfire smoke is associated with an increased risk of mortality. Methods: We tested for an...

Person: Doubleday, Schulte, Sheppard, Kadlec, Dhammapala, Fox, Busch Isaksen
Year: 2020
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

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

Mitigating smoke impacts on human health and safety is one of the challenges that landowners and agencies face when conducting prescribed burns. Particulate matter (PM) in smoke, produced by the combustion of fuels during burning, can aggravate...

Person: Fill
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed fires in forest ecosystems can negatively impact human health and safety by transporting smoke downwind into nearby communities. Smoke transport to communities is known to occur around Bend, Oregon, United States of America (USA), where...

Person: Miller, O'Neill, Rorig, Alvarado
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the variable landscapes of the US. The work entailed compiling existing data on fuel loadings categorized by Existing Vegetation Type...

Person: York, French, Prichard, Kennedy, Billmire
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES