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The Unmix receptor model was applied to the 2002-2014 speciated PM2.5 data from the IMPROVE site at Tallgrass National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas, to investigate the contributions of prescribed rangeland burning on local air quality. This...

Person: Liu, Liu, Maghirang, Devlin, Blocksome
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire plays an essential role in maintaining the structure and function of longleaf pine ecosystems. While the effects of fire on carbon cycle have been measured in previous studies for short periods during a burn and for multiyear periods following the...

Person: Viner, Parker, Maze, Varnedoe, Leclerc, Starr, Aubrey, Zhang, Duarte
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

There is a lack of in-depth examination of the two basic assumptions used in calculating particulate matter (PM2.5) emission factors (EFs): 1) that the ambient CO2 concentration is constant whether in a fire plume sample or in the ambient air (the...

Person: Hsieh, Bugna, Robertson
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

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

Prescribed burnings are conducted in Queensland each year from August until November aiming to decrease the impact of bushfire hazards and maintain the health of vegetation. This study reports chemical characteristics of the ambient aerosol, with a...

Person: Milic, Miljevic, Alroe, Mallet, Canonaco, Prevot, Ristovski
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Low intensity prescribed fire is widely practiced in seasonally dry forests in many countries to reduce fuel loads and the risk of uncontrollable wildfires. Associated with low intensity fire is the heating and alteration of organic matter of the...

Person: Krishnaraj, Baker, Polglase, Volkova, Weston
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Forests represent an important role in the control of atmospheric emissions through carbon capture. However, in forest fires, the carbon stored during photosynthesis is released into the atmosphere. The carbon quantification, in forest burning, is...

Person: Carvalho, Amaral, Costa, Neto, Veras, Costa, Van Leeuwen, Krieger, Tourigny, Forti, Fostier, Siqueira, Santos, Lima, Cascao, Ortega, Frade
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Two specific fires from 2011 are tracked for local to regional scale contribution to ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) using a freely available regulatory modeling system that includes the BlueSky wildland fire emissions tool, Spare Matrix...

Person: Baker, Woody, Tonnesen, Hutzell, Pye, Beaver, Pouliot, Pierce
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

A lack of independent, quality-assured data prevents scientists from effectively evaluating predictions and uncertainties in fire models used by land managers. This paper presents a summary of pre-fire and post-fire fuel, fuel moisture and surface...

Person: Ottmar, Hudak, Prichard, Wright, Restaino, Kennedy, Vihnanek
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The lack of independent, quality-assured field data prevents scientists from effectively evaluating and advancing wildland fire models. To rectify this, scientists and technicians convened in the southeastern United States in 2008, 2011 and 2012 to...

Person: Ottmar, Hiers, Butler, Clements, Dickinson, Hudak, O'Brien, Potter, Rowell, Strand, Zajkowski
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: TTRS