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The chemical composition of particulate matter (PM) in biomass-burning smoke evolves upon aging in the atmosphere. The effect of this evolution on the toxicity of biomass-burning PM is understudied. Here, we burned oak foliage, pine needles, and...

Person: Atwi, Wilson, Mondal, Edenfield, Symosko Crow, El Hajj, Perrie, Glenn, Easley, Handa, Saleh
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Human-induced climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of vegetation fires. The Mediterranean region is considered particularly prone to fire episodes in summer. It is well known that pyrogenic particles are an important source...

Person: Tomaš, Šantić, Šolić, Skejić, Milinković, Kušan, Gašparović, Šestanović, Frka
Created Year: 2023
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

As wildfire risk is projected to increase across most of the world, exposure to wildfire smoke is a growing global health issue. Clean air centers (CACs), public buildings designated to provide improved air quality to the public during a wildfire smoke...

Person: Treves, Liu, Fischer, Rodriguez, Wong-Parodi
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

In southern Africa, drier conditions are more pronounced during the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) years, triggering wildfire activity and extreme drought conditions which, individually or together, lead to loss of crop productivity, deaths of...

Person: Shikwambana, Kganyago, Xulu
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Understanding whether and how wildfires exacerbate COVID-19 outcomes is important for assessing the efficacy and design of public sector responses in an age of more frequent and simultaneous natural disasters and extreme events. Drawing on the...

Person: Yu, Hsueh
Created Year: 2023
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Bushfires, and resulting bushfire smoke, were major environmental, social and health crises in Australia in the summer of 2019–20. In Australia’s national capital the smoke pollution index topped global charts, and public health communications were...

Person: Williamson, Banwell, Calear, LaBond, Leach, Olsen, Phillips, Walsh, Zulfiqar
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Sub-Saharan African region suffers from a high concentration of pollutants from savannah fires, which adversely affect the environment and human health. This study aims to predict the ground-level concentrations (GLC) of pollutants emitted during...

Person: Abdulraheem, Adeniran, Aremu
Created Year: 2022
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Globally, wildfires are becoming more frequent and destructive, generating a significant amount of smoke that can transport thousands of miles. Therefore, improving air pollution forecasts from wildfires is essential and informing citizens of more...

Person: Yu, Masrur, Blaszczak-Boxe
Created Year: 2023
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

A compact and sensitive dual-gas laser absorption sensor was developed for smoldering peat fire detection by real-time monitoring of transient CO2 and CH4 emissions from peat combustion exhaust. The sensor combines two infrared lasers to exploit CH4...

Person: Raza, Chen, Trapp, Sun, Huang, Ren
Created Year: 2023
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Join project staff and members of the committee for a public release webinar about the new report, The Chemistry of Fires at the Wildland-Urban Interface on Tuesday, September 20th from 3:00PM to 4:00PM EDT. The committee will share information about...

Person: Allen, Lowry, Adetona, Holder, Rosario-Ortiz, Turpin
Created Year: 2022
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES