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The primary purpose of the Smoke Management Program (SMP) is to mitigate the effects of smoke from forestry related prescribed burning on Smoke Sensitive Areas (SSAs). The primary impetus is the Clean Air Act of 1970 and subsequent amendments in 1977...

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Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Landscape fires can produce large quantities of smoke that degrade air quality in both remote and urban communities. Smoke from these fires is a complex mixture of fine particulate matter and gases, exposure to which is associated with increased...

Person: Barn, Elliott, Allen, Kosatsky, Rideout, Henderson
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) generated by forest fires has been associated with a wide range of adverse health outcomes, including exacerbation of respiratory diseases and increased risk of mortality. Due to the unpredictable nature of forest fires...

Person: Yuchi, Yao, Mclean, Stull, Paviovic, Davignon, Moran, Henderson
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Canadian wildfire smoke impacted air quality across the northern Mid-Atlantic (MA) of the United States during June 9-12, 2015. A multiday exceedance of the new 2015 70-ppb National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone (O-3) followed,...

Person: Dreessen, Sullivan, Delgado
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Environment and Climate Change Canada's FireWork air quality (AQ) forecast system for North America with near-real-time biomass burning emissions has been running experimentally during the Canadian wildfire season since 2013. The system runs twice...

Person: Pavlovic, Chen, Anderson, Moran, Beaulieu, Davignon, Cousineau
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildfire can impose a direct impact on human health under climate change. While the potential impacts of climate change on wildfires and resulting air pollution have been studied, it is not known who will be most affected by the growing threat of...

Person: Liu, Mickley, Sulprizio, Dominici, Yue, Ebisu, Anderson, Khan, Bravo, Bell
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

During July 2002, forest fires in Quebec, Canada, blanketed the US East Coast with a plume of wood smoke. This 'natural experiment' exposed large populations in northeastern US cities to significantly elevated concentrations of fine...

Person: Zu, Tao, Long, Goodman, Valberg
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Exposure to forest fire smoke (FFS) is associated with multiple adverse health effects, mostly respiratory. Findings for cardiovascular effects have been inconsistent, possibly related to the limitations of conventional methods to assess FFS exposure....

Person: Yao, Eyamie, Henderson
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Highly buoyant plumes, such as wildfire plumes, in low to moderate wind speeds have initial trajectories that are steeper than many industrial waste plumes. They will rise further into the atmosphere before bending significantly. In such cases the...

Person: Tohidi, Kaye
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Non-deforestation fire - i.e., fire that is typically followed by the recovery of natural vegetation - is arguably the most influential disturbance in terrestrial ecosystems, thereby playing a major role in carbon exchanges and affecting many climatic...

Person: Landry, Matthews
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS