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A large source of dust missing in particulate matter emission inventories? Wind erosion of post-fire landscapes

Publications Posted on: September 25, 2017
Wind erosion of soils burned by wildfire contributes substantial particulate matter (PM) in the form of dust to the atmosphere, but the magnitude of this dust source is largely unknown.

Respiratory disease and particulate air pollution in Santiago Chile: Contribution of erosion particles from fine sediments

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2014
Air pollution in Santiago is a serious problem every winter, causing thousands of cases of breathing problems within the population. With more than 6 million people and almost two million vehicles, this large city receives rainfall only during winters. Depending on the frequency of storms, statistics show that every time it rains, air quality improves for a couple of days, followed by extreme levels of air pollution.

Wind erosion of soils burned by wildfire

Publications Posted on: September 18, 2012
Wind erosion and aeolian transport processes are largely unstudied in the post-wildfire environment, but recent studies have shown that wind erosion can play a major role in burned landscapes. A wind erosion monitoring system was installed immediately following a wildfire in southeastern Idaho, USA to measure wind erosion from the burned area (Figure 1).