Climate Scientist and AirFire Team Leader
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
Seattle, WA 98103
Contact Sim Larkin
- Smoke impacts from wildland fire
- Fire emissions from wildland fire
- Climate change and fire
- Climate change and smoke
- Statistical analysis of climate patterns
- How to minimize uncertainties and improve accuracy by combining disparate information sources
- How to analyze variability including extreme events in non-static systems
- How to disseminate scientific and probabilistic information to managers such that is is usable in decision support
- How to display complex information for ease of use and applicability to management problems
- University of Washington, Ph.D. Climate Diagnositcs, 2000
- Unversity of California, Berkeley, B.A. Physics, 1991
Awards & Recognition
- PNW Science Delivery Award, 2011
For leading the effort to supply the best smoke information and smoke outlooks to fire and regional managers during the historic New Mexico / Arizona wildfires.
- National Fire Plan Excellence in Research Award, 2005
Awarded to the BlueSky Smoke Modeling Consortium.
Publications & Products
- Larkin, Narasimhan K.; Raffuse, Sean M.; Strand, Tara M. 2014. Wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate: U.S. emissions inventories.
- Hao, Wei Min; Larkin, Narasimhan K. 2014. Wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate: wildland fire detection and burned area in the United States.
- Raffuse, Sean M.; Craig, Kenneth J.; Larkin, Narasimhan K.; Strand, Tara T.; Sullivan, Dana Coe; Wheeler, Neil J.M.; Solomon, Robert. 2012. An evaluation of modeled plume injection height with satellite-derived observed plume height.
- Goodrick, Scott L.; Achtemeier, Gary L.; Larkin, Narasimhan K.; Liu, Yongqiang; Strand, Tara M. (. 2012. Modelling smoke transport from wildland fires: a review.
- Larkin, Sim; Brown, Tim; Lahm, Pete; Zimmerman, Tom. 2010. Wildland fire decision support system air quality tools.
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