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Weather and climate are major factors influencing worldwide wildfire activity. This study assesses surface and atmospheric conditions associated with the 2014 extreme wildfires in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada. Hot and dry conditions led to...

Person: Kochtubajda, Stewart, Flannigan, Bonsal, Cuell, Mooney
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters are directly exposed to elevated levels of wildland fire (WF) smoke. Although studies demonstrate WF smoke exposure is associated with lung function changes, few studies that use invasive sample collection methods have been...

Person: Wu, Adetona, Song, Naeher, Adetona
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Smoke exposure data among U.S. wildland firefighters for carbon monoxide, respirable particulate and respirable crystalline silica are presented from a field surveillance program between 2009 and 2012. Models to predict fireline-average exposure to...

Person: Reinhardt, Broyles
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The incidence of large, uncontained wildfires in North America has increased in recent years, significantly impacting both urban and agriculturally-focused areas. The physical damage and health pressures left in the wake of uncontrolled fires has...

Person: Corrieri, Roy, Rose-Davison, Roy
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Adam Terando will review the results of a collaborative project with Dr. John Kupfer of the University of South Carolina and Kevin Hiers of Tall Timbers Reserach station. Wildfires are a focus for many studies seeking to define risks associated with...

Person: Terando
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

A low-cost air sensor package was used to monitor indoor air quality (IAQ) in a classroom at the Albany Middle School in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. A rapid increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) was observed in the classroom as soon as it is...

Person: Kaduwela, Kaduwela, Jrade, Brusseau, Morris, Morris, Risk
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Obtaining accurate measures of exposure to forest fire smoke is important for the assessment of health risk. Estimating exposure from air quality monitors is challenging because of the sparseness of the monitoring networks in remote areas. However,...

Person: Wan, Braun, Dean, Henderson
Year: 2011
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

From the Alaska Climate Change Adaption Series.

Wildfires are a natural part of the boreal ecosystem. Wildfires help maintain vegetation diversity, providing suitable habitats for wildlife, but wildfires can also present a threat to human values...

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Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forests have a prominent role in carbon sequestration and storage. Climate change and anthropogenic forcing have altered the dominant characteristics of some forested ecosystems through changes to their disturbance regimes, particularly fire....

Person: Flanagan, Bhotika, Hawley, Starr, Wiesner, Hiers, O'Brien, Goodrick, Callaham, Scheller, Klepzig, Taylor, Loudermilk
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES