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fire, Smoke, Chemistry

What’s in That Smoke?

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California Wildfires Threaten Regional Grape, Wine Production

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Geography, wildland fire, firefighter safety, wildland firefighters, Lidar, Escape routes, Fire Safety, Mapping

Escaping Wildfires

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The U-led study is the first attempt to map escape routes for wildland fire fighters from an aerial perspective. The researchers used LiDAR technology to analyze the terrain slope, ground surface roughness and vegetation density of a fire-prone region in central Utah, and assessed how each landscape condition impeded a person’s ability to travel.

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Emergency Preparedness, emergency kits, Weather Emergency

The Medical Minute: Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.

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Forest Fires, Wildfires, Fire ecology, fire behavior, forest restoration, fire season, Western U.S.

Forestry Experts Available to Discuss Causes, Effects of Dozens of Fires in Western U.S.

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mutual aid, First Responders, responder tech, Situational Awareness, mutual aid systems, Disaster Response, Disaster Preparedness, Information Sharing

National Mutual Aid Technology Exercise Brings Together a Diverse Group

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NMATE brought together technologists, operators, and decision makers from around the country to determine to what extent existing mutual aid technology systems are able to share and incorporate each other’s resource and situational awareness information.

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Forest, controlled burn, Mercury, Wildfire, Wilderness, fish, fire

No Mercury Accumulation in Fish After Fire

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The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds.

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Wildfire, Pollution, Aerosol, aerosol concentration, pollution and remediation, wildfire management, wildfire risks, wildfire damage, wildfire prevention, wildfire modeling, Emission, Emissions Reduction, fine particle pollution, fine particulate air pollution, Fine Particulate Matter, Particulate Matter, Particulate Pollution, Particulate, NASA, SEAC4RS, BBO

Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

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Wildfires are major polluters. Their plumes are three times as dense with aerosol-forming fine particles as previously believed. For the first time, researchers have flown an orchestra of modern instruments through brutishly turbulent wildfire plumes to measure emissions in real time. They have also exposed other never before measured toxins.

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Smoke From Wildfires Can Have Lasting Climate Impact

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Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun – sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it.

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soil, forest fire, Prescribed burns, Forest Service, Forest

How Do Forests Recover From Fire?

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Forest fires can be frightening, destructive events. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the effects of forest fires on soil ecosystems—and how they bounce back.







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