Application Type: HEALTH EFFECTS

REAL TIME WILDFIRE SMOKE MONITORING

As the world’s climate becomes hotter and drier, wildfires are increasing in size, duration and severity.  Wildfire smoke can be transported for hundreds or thousands of kilometers in high concentrations.  It contains both “black” carbonaceous material (‘BC’) from high-temperature combustion; and “brown” material (‘BrC’) from smoldering, which contains an enormous range of organic compounds including …

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FOREST FIRE BLACK CARBON POLLUTION

Motivation Savanna fires are the largest global source of biomass burning emissions. While these compounds adversely impact the local air quality and long-term climate change, documentation on qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the emissions is still very scarce. The adverse effects of smoke on air quality and visibility are of great concern for fire and …

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URBAN MAPS OF BLACK CARBON POLLUTION

Motivation Urban air includes many microenvironments to which the citizen is exposed at different times of the day. The air quality of most of them is very different from that measured at urban background monitoring sites. Access to detailed comparisons in air quality variations encountered when commuting through a city offers the urban traveler a …

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