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More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites - areas in which wildfires are more likely to occur. Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees...

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Year: 2007
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) focuses on new literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change, published since the IPCC Third...

Person: Metz, Davidson, Bosch, Dave, Meyer
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The post-harvest burning of agricultural fields is commonly used to dispose of crop residue and provide other desired services such as pest control. Despite careful regulation of burning, smoke plumes from field burning in the Pacific Northwest...

Person: Jain, Vaughan, Heitkamp, Ramos, Clalborn, Schreuder, Schaaf, Lamb
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Vegetation fires emit a number of air pollutants, thus impacting air quality at local, regional and global scales. One such pollutant is the particulate matter (PM) that is known to trigger adverse health effects. In this study, the CALPUFF/CALMET/MM5...

Person: Choi, Fernando
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is one of the key disturbances affecting trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) forest ecosystems within western Canadian wildlands, including Elk Island National Park in central Alberta, Canada. Although prescribed fire is a tool available...

Person: Otway, Bork, Anderson, Alexander
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Pines (genus Pinus) form the dominant tree cover over large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Human activities have affected the distribution, composition, and structure of pine forests for millennia. Different human-mediated factors have affected...

Person: Richardson, Rundel, Jackson, Teskey, Aronson, Bytnerowicz, Wingfield, Proches
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Much of the public's attitude toward wildland fire as an important part of natural processes has been misguided, sometimes through programs perpetuating fear and misunderstanding of the vital role of fire in wildlands. Results presented here were...

Person: Masters, Galley, Rideout-Hanzak, Bowker, Lim, Cordell, Green, Johnson, Betz
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The present paper proposes an original approach to estimate gaseous and particulate emissions from boreal forest fires based on the Canadian Forest Fire Behaviour Prediction ( FBP) System. The FBP System permits calculation of fuel consumption and rate...

Person: Lavoue, Gong, Stocks
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

In their classic article Allen and Gould (Allen, G.M., and E.M. Gould. 1986. Complexity, wickedness, and public forests. J. For. 84(4):20 -24) stated that the most daunting problems associated with public forest management had a ''wicked...

Person: Carroll, Blatner, Cohn, Morgan
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

A risk assessment framework was used to assess the risks of forest fire smoke (ffs) to the exposed communities, critical infrastructures and the environment. The present work is focused on the planning and problem formulation phases of this risk...

Person: Dokas, Statheropoulos, Karma
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS