T&D News 2008 Number 2

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Watershed, Soil, and Air

What's in That Smoke?

The smoke from wildland and prescribed fires contains fine particulates that impair visibility and raise health concerns. If communities don't have State or county air quality monitors, the E-BAM smoke particulate monitor can be deployed while fires are active. Information recorded by the E-BAM and transmitted by satellite can help community officials prepare health advisories.

The training presentation "How to Set Up and Use the E-BAM for Smoke Monitoring" (0825–2F01–MTDC) is available in Flash Media format at http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/flash/fla08252F01/index.swf (Username: t-d, Password: t-d). The presentation shows how to set up the E-BAM and satellite modem to send smoke particulate data to the Interagency Real-Time Smoke Monitoring Web Site at http://www.airsis.com/usfs/.

For more information about the E-BAM smoke particulate monitor, contact Mary Ann Davies, project leader (phone: 406-329-3981; e-mail: mdavies@fs.fed.us).

This image has two seperate images. The first image shows the opening screen of the flash movie and reads "How to set up and use the E-BAM for Smoke Monitoring". The second image is a picture of the E-BAM smoke monitor.

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