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Contiguous United States wildland fire emission estimates during 2003-2015

Posted date: December 17, 2018
Publication Year: 
2018
Authors: Urbanski, Shawn P.Reeves, Matt C.; Corley, Rachel E.; Silverstein, Robin P.; Hao, Wei Min M.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Earth System Science Data. 10: 2241-2274.

Abstract

Wildfires are a major source of air pollutants in the United States. Wildfire smoke can trigger severe pollution episodes with substantial impacts on public health. In addition to acute episodes, wildfires can have a marginal effect on air quality at significant distances from the source, presenting significant challenges to air regulators’ efforts to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Improved emission estimates are needed to quantify the contribution of wildfires to air pollution and thereby inform decision-making activities related to the control and regulation of anthropogenic air pollution sources.

Citation

Urbanski, Shawn P.; Reeves, Matt C.; Corley, Rachel E.; Silverstein, Robin P.; Hao, Wei Min. 2018. Contiguous United States wildland fire emission estimates during 2003-2015. Earth System Science Data. 10: 2241-2274.