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Daily black carbon emissions data from fires in Northern Eurasia for 2002–2015

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication, the Fire Emission Inventory – Northern Eurasia (FEI-NE), consists of a high spatial resolution (500 meter × 500 meter) dataset of daily black carbon (BC) emissions from forest, grassland, shrubland, and savanna fires in Northern Eurasia from 2002 to 2015.

Missoula Fire Lab Emission Inventory (MFLEI) for CONUS

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
The Missoula Fire Lab Emission Inventory (MFLEI) is a retrospective, daily wildfire emission inventory for the contiguous United States with a spatial resolution of 250 meters (m). MFLEI was produced using multiple datasets of fire activity and burned area, a newly developed wildland fuels map and an updated emission factor database.

Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on air

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices to improve air quality.

Improved air-quality models help land managers and regulators

Science Spotlights Posted on: September 30, 2015
Wildland fires are a significant source of air pollutants. Researchers found that wildfires in the Interior Mountain West burn with a much lower combustion efficiency than prescribed fires. This finding means that for a given mass of vegetation burned, wildfires emit more fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and more non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) that lead to ozone (O3) formation.

Airborne and Lidar measurements of smoke plume rise, emissions, and dispersion

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication consists of measurements of smoke plume rise, emissions, and dispersion in and around eight wildfires in the western United States and prescribed fires in California, Idaho, and North Carolina. Eleven wildland fires were investigated between August 2009 and August 2011, allowing the research team to measure plume rise and smoke transport over a wide range of meteorological conditions, fire activity, fuels, and terrain.

RxCADRE 2012: Airborne measurements of smoke emission and dispersion from prescribed fires

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
The Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE) was designed to collect atmospheric, fuels, fire behavior, energy balance, emissions, and fire effects data to advance fire models and further our understanding of smoke emissions. This dataset covers 3 operational prescribed fires ignited at Eglin Air Force Base in 2012 as part of the RxCADRE research project.

Agricultural smoke: Experiments to improve agricultural smoke decision support tools

Projects Posted on: January 22, 2015
Experiments to Improve Agricultural Smoke Decision Support Tools