Wildland Fires and Air Pollution

Wildland Fires and Air Pollution
Author: Andrzej Bytnerowicz,Michael Arbaugh,Allen Riebau,Christian Andersen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780080556093

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Wildland fires are one of the most devastating and terrifying forces of nature. While their effects are mostly destructive they also help with regeneration of forests and other ecosystems. Low-intensity fires clear accumulating biomass reducing risk of catastrophic crown fires and can be used as an effective management tool. This book presents current understanding of wildland fires and air quality as well as their effects on human health, forests and other ecosystems. in the first section of the book the basics of wildland fires and resulting emissions are presented from the perspective of changing global climate, air quality impairment and effects on environmental and human health and security. in the second section, effects of wildland fires on air quality, visibility and human health in various regions of the Earth are discussed. The third section of the book deals with complex issues of the ecological impacts of fires and air pollution in forests and chaparral in North America. The fourth section discusses various management issues facing land and fire managers which are related to wildfires, use of prescribed fires, and air quality. This section also presents various modeling systems used for describing fire dangers and behavior as well as smoke and air pollution predictions applied in the risk assessment analysis. The book concludes with a series of expert recommendations for wildland fire and atmospheric research.

Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire

Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2001
Genre: Air quality management
ISBN: UCD:31175025833438

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Wildland Fire in Ecosystems

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
Author: David V. Sandberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2003
Genre: Air quality
ISBN: WISC:89081603052

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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. Chapter topics include air quality regulations and fire; characterization of emissions from fire; the transport, dispersion, and modeling of fire emissions; atmospheric and plume chemistry; air quality impacts of fire; social consequences of air quality impacts; and recommendations for future research.

Wildland Fire Smoke in the United States

Wildland Fire Smoke in the United States
Author: David L. Peterson,Sarah M. McCaffrey,Toral Patel-Weynand
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2022-08-11
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9783030870454

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This open access book synthesizes current information on wildland fire smoke in the United States, providing a scientific foundation for addressing the production of smoke from wildland fires. This will be increasingly critical as smoke exposure and degraded air quality are expected to increase in extent and severity in a warmer climate. Accurate smoke information is a foundation for helping individuals and communities to effectively mitigate potential smoke impacts from wildfires and prescribed fires. The book documents our current understanding of smoke science for (1) primary physical, chemical, and biological issues related to wildfire and prescribed fire, (2) key social issues, including human health and economic impacts, and (3) current and anticipated management and regulatory issues. Each chapter provides a summary of priorities for future research that provide a roadmap for developing scientific information that can improve smoke and fire management over the next decade.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2003
Genre: Air quality
ISBN: MINN:31951D02257828E

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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. Chapter topics include air quality regulations and fire; characterization of emissions from fire; the transport, dispersion, and modeling of fire emissions; atmospheric and plume chemistry; air quality impacts of fire; social consequences of air quality impacts; and recommendations for future research.

Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned

Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned
Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1997
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: MINN:31951P00906514R

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Forest Fuels Prescribed Fire and Air Quality

Forest Fuels  Prescribed Fire  and Air Quality
Author: Joseph Alfred Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1972
Genre: Forest fires
ISBN: MINN:31951D01408779K

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Implications of the California Wildfires for Health Communities and Preparedness

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health  Communities  and Preparedness
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Roundtable on Environmental Health Services, Research, and Medicine,Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity,Roundtable on Population Health Improvement,Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2020-08-31
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780309499903

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California and other wildfire-prone western states have experienced a substantial increase in the number and intensity of wildfires in recent years. Wildlands and climate experts expect these trends to continue and quite likely to worsen in coming years. Wildfires and other disasters can be particularly devastating for vulnerable communities. Members of these communities tend to experience worse health outcomes from disasters, have fewer resources for responding and rebuilding, and receive less assistance from state, local, and federal agencies. Because burning wood releases particulate matter and other toxicants, the health effects of wildfires extend well beyond burns. In addition, deposition of toxicants in soil and water can result in chronic as well as acute exposures. On June 4-5, 2019, four different entities within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop titled Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. The workshop explored the population health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and health equity consequences of increasingly strong and numerous wildfires, particularly in California. This publication is a summary of the presentations and discussion of the workshop.