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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

Wildland fire characteristics, such as area burned, number of large fires, burn intensity, and fire season duration, have increased steadily over the past 30 years, resulting in substantial increases in the costs of suppressing fires and managing...

Person: Steblein, Miller
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Global warming is a phenomenon that is affecting society in sundry ways. As of 2017, Earth’s global surface temperature increased 0.9°C compared to the average temperature in the mid-1900s. Beyond this change in temperature lies significant threats to...

Person: Rossiello, Szema
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: As climate change is expected to result in more frequent, larger fires and associated smoke impacts, creating and sustaining wildfire smoke-resilient communities is an urgent public health priority. Following two summers of persistent and...

Person: Errett, Roop, Pendergrast, Kramer, Doubleday, Tran, Busch Isaksen
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: The effects of exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during wildland fires are not well understood in comparison with PM2.5 exposures from other sources. Objectives: We examined the cardiopulmonary effects of short-term exposure to...

Person: DeFlorio-Barker, Crooks, Reyes, Rappold
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire smoke is a major contributor to both particulate matter (PM) and ozone exposure in urban centers. Epidemiological, clinical, and toxicological studies have demonstrated a casual relationship between these pollutants and cardiovascular and...

Person: Reich, Rappold, Johnston, Morgan, Fann, Cope, Broome
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The incidence of large, uncontained wildfires in North America has increased in recent years, significantly impacting both urban and agriculturally-focused areas. The physical damage and health pressures left in the wake of uncontrolled fires has...

Person: Corrieri, Roy, Rose-Davison, Roy
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, by suppressing thousands of wildfires across the U. S. each year. We estimated the relative risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality from existing...

Person: Navarro, Kleinman, Mackay, Reinhardt, Balmes, Broyles, Ottmar, Naher, Domitrovich
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Pacific Northwest 2018 Wildland Fire Season: Summary of key events and issues offers an overview of key lessons and issues from the 2018 fire season. This document gathers key events from sub-regions and from specific fires; synthesizes key data...

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Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed fire and wildfire in the Western US have long been critical ecological processes used by humans, specifically Native Americans, to manage the plant species, insects, and diseases present in a landscape. However, policies of fire suppression...

Person: Lopez, Frederick, Navarro
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES