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Exposure to forest fire smoke is episodic, which makes its health effects challenging to study. We review the newest contributions to a growing literature on acute respiratory outcomes.

Person: Henderson, Johnston
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

This work presents the results of a photochemical modelling system composed of MM5-SMOKE-CMAQ on Brazilian Amazonia area, been a pioneered implementation task. These results focus on the biogenic and biomass burning emissions and the impact of these...

Person: Silva de Souza, Landau, Moraes, Pimentel
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

This study focuses on the identification of ignition characteristics and carbon discharge resulting from combustion of surface fuels vulnerable to forest fire. Four withered surface fuels, including dead leaves and cones of Pinus densiflora, dead...

Person: Park, Lee, Lee, Park, Ohga
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

We review research on growing and burning herbaceous and woody energy plants, and compare the harmful substance emissions into the air while burning these plants. Research results of biomass combustion and reed usage as an environmentally-friendly fuel...

Person: Jasinskas, Ulozeviciute, Rutkauskas
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is a frequent and severe disturbance that affects plants on large scales, especially in Mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTE). Plants have evolved traits that confer resilience to fire and other disturbances, ensuring their persistence in fire-prone...

Person: Ne'eman, Lev-Yadun, Arianoutsou
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The risk of hospitalisation from bushfire exposure events in Darwin, Australia, is examined. Several local studies have found evidence for the effects of exposure to bushfire particulates on respiratory and cardiovascular hospital admissions. They have...

Person: Crabbe
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire occurs frequently over wetland, but little is known of its impact on soil carbon variations and carbon mineralization, process that are potentially important in global carbon cycle. To investigate this issue, we have designed and implemented a two...

Person: Zhao, Tong, Lin, Lu, Wang
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The urban air quality in Barcelona in the Western Mediterranean Basin is characterized by overall high particulate matter (PM) concentrations, due to intensive local anthropogenic emissions and specific meteorological conditions. Moreover, on several...

Person: van Drooge, Lopez, Grimalt
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The aim of this study was the detailed organic speciation of fine (PM2.5) and coarse (PM2.5-10) particles and gaseous carbonyl compounds from plumes emitted by wildfires during the summer of 2009 in Portugal. Complementary characterisation of the smoke...

Person: Vicente, Alves, Monteiro, Nunes, Mirante, Cerqueira, Calvo, Pio
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

We present a comparison of techniques for estimating atmospheric emissions from fires using Australia's 2009 ''Black Saturday'' wildfires as a case study. Most of the fires started on Saturday the 7th of February 2009 (a date...

Person: Paton-Walsh, Emmons, Wiedinmyer
Year: 2012
Type: Document
Source: TTRS