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Much of the recent work in reducing wildland fire danger has occurred in the western and southeastern United States. However, high-risk areas do exist at the wildland-urban interface areas in the Northeast and very little work has been done to...

Person: Blanchard, Ryan
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Grass fires, although not as intense as forest fires, present a major threat to life and property during periods of drought in the Great Plains of the United States. Recently, major wildland grass fires in Texas burned nearly 1....

Person: Clements, Zhong, Goodrick, Li, Potter, Bian, Heilman, Charney, Perna, Jang, Lee, Patel, Street, Aumann
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Recent studies have shown that emissions of mercury (Hg), a hazardous air pollutant, from fires can be significant. However, to date, these emissions have not been well-quantified for the entire United States. Daily emissions of Hg from fires in the...

Person: Wiedinmyer, Friedli
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

To assess the contribution of sources to fine particulate organic carbon (OC) at four sites in North Carolina, USA, a molecular marker chemical mass balance model (MM-CMB) was used to quantify seasonal contributions for 2 years. The biomass burning...

Person: Sheesley, Schauer, Zheng, Wang
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The current paper analyses the potential for prescribed burning techniques for mitigating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from forest fires and attempts to show quantitatively that it can be a means of achieving a net reduction of carbon emissions in...

Person: Narayan, Fernandes, van Brusselen, Schuck
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

We estimate the contributions from biomass burning (summer wildfires, other fires, residential biofuel, and industrial biofuel) to seasonal and annual aerosol concentrations in the United States. Our approach is to use total carbonaceous (TC) and non-...

Person: Park, Jacob, Logan
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Field measurements were conducted to determine particulate emissions and trace gas emissions, including CO2, CO, CH4, NMHCs, NOx, NH3, N2O, and SO2, from open burning of wheat straw and maize stover, two major agricultural residues in China. The...

Person: Li, Wang, Duan, Hao, Li, Chen, Yang
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Using three sets of satellite data for burned areas together with the tree cover imagery and a biogeochemical component of the Integrated Science Assessment Model (ISAM) the global emissions of CO and associated uncertainties are estimated for the year...

Person: Jain
Year: 2007
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

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