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Aerosols emitted from wildfires could significantly affect global climate through perturbing global radiation balance. In this study, the Community Earth System Model with prescribed daily fire aerosol emissions is used to investigate fire aerosols’...

Person: Jiang, Yang, Liu, Qian, Zhang, Wang, Li, Wang, Lu
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The destructive wildfires that occurred recently in the western US starkly foreshadow the possible future of forest ecosystems and human communities in the region. With increases in the area burned by severe wildfire in seasonally dry forests expected...

Person: Stephens, Westerling, Hurteau, Peery, Schultz, Thompson
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background

Wildfire smoke is known to exacerbate respiratory conditions; however, evidence for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been inconsistent, despite biological plausibility.

Methods and Results

A population‐based...

Person: Wettstein, Hoshiko, Fahimi, Harrison, Cascio, Rappold
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air and Energy National Research Program is working to assess the impact and improve our understanding of air pollution morbidity and mortality in vulnerable populations, including individuals with...

Person: Cascio, Rappold, Ward-Caviness
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Background

The natural cycle of large‐scale wildfires is accelerating, increasingly exposing both rural and populous urban areas to wildfire emissions. While respiratory health effects associated with wildfire smoke are well established,...

Person: Jones, Rappold, Vargo, Cascio, Kharrazi, McNally, Hoshiko
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

We are investigating policies that affect land managers’ ability to conduct pre-scribed fire on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the 11 Western states. Our goals are to identify policy constraints, facilitative strategies...

Person: Schultz, Santo, Huber-Stearns, McCaffrey
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

In recent years, smoke from wildland fires has affected populations both near and far from the fire locations. A public health response to smoke intrusion presents a complex challenge, and many communities are aiming to develop effective smoke...

Person: Rappold, Hano
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

The quantification of the UV characteristics of smoke aerosols is valuable to UV Index forecasting, air quality studies, air chemistry studies, and assessments of the impacts on regional and global environmental changes. The wavelength dependence of...

Person: Park, Sokolik, Hall
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of different air pollutants that causes...

Person: Henderson, Carlsten
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

An objective method, employing HYSPLIT back-trajectories and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) fire observations, is developed to estimate ozone enhancement in air transported from regions of active forest fires at 18 ozone sounding...

Person: Moeini, Tarasick, McElroy, Liu, Osman, Thompson, Parrington, Palmer, Johnson, Oltmans, Merrill
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES