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Fine particulate matter, PM2.5, has been documented to have adverse health effects, and wildland fires are a major contributor to PM2.5 air pollution in the USA. Forecasters use numerical models to predict PM2.5 concentrations to warn the public of...

Person: Majumder, Guan, Reich, O'Neill, Rappold
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Smoke and Roadway Safety Guide provides wildland fire personnel the tools and methods to effectively plan and forecast for roadway smoke impacts and to monitor, respond to, and mitigate smoke on roadways to reduce the risk to the public and fire...

Person: Curcio, Mueller, Lahm, Fitch, Hyde
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Smoke emissions from wildland fires contribute to concentrations of atmospheric particulate matter and greenhouse gases, influencing public health and climate. Prediction of emissions is critical for smoke management to mitigate the effects on...

Person: Kennedy, Prichard, McKenzie, French
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Biomass-burning emissions (BBE) profoundly affect climate and air quality. BBE have been estimated using various methods, including satellite-based fire radiative power (FRP). However, BBE estimates show very large variability and the accuracy of...

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

A regional modeling system that integrates the state-of-the-art emissions processing (SMOKE), climate (CWRF), and air quality (CMAQ) models has been combined with satellite measurements of fire activities to assess the impact of fire emissions on the...

Person: Tao, He, Sun, Tong, Liang
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Vegetation fires play an important role in global and regional carbon cycles. Due to climate warming and land‐use shifts, fire patterns are changing and fire impacts increasing in many of the world’s regions. Reducing uncertainties in carbon budgeting...

Person: Santín, Doerr, Jones, Merino, Warneke, Roberts
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire emissions of gases and aerosols alter atmospheric composition and have substantial impacts on climate, ecosystem function, and human health. Warming climate and human expansion in fire‐prone landscapes exacerbate fire impacts and call for more...

Person: Chen, Randerson, Coffield, Foufoula-Georgiou, Smyth, Graff, Morton, Andela, Van der Werf, Giglio, Ott
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) initiated the Fire and Smoke Model Experiment (FASMEE) (https://sites....

Person: Ottmar, Larkin, Brown, French
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

This webinar is part of NAFSE's Prescribed Fire Science Workshop Webinar Series and provides a broad overview of the process of writing a burn plan before implementing a prescribed fire (or prescribed burn; RxB). It was broadcast on August 13, 2020....

Person: Bailey, O'Brien
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

As COVID-19 cases and wildland fire activity increase across the country, wildland fire personnel are looking for ways to quickly identify cases and prevent the spread of the disease on the fireline. The Southwest Fire Consortium will be hosting a...

Person: Navarro, Piacentino, Viktora, Coil
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES