Session 9 Wildfires Attributes and Air Pollution Impacts in a Changing Climate

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
211 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Host: 21st Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Uma Shankar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute for the Environment, Chapel Hill, NC and O. Russell Bullock Jr., EPA, Office of Research and Development/NERL/CED/AMDB, Research Triangle Park, NC

This session would invite papers on multi-scale studies of wildfire driven by fire weather in a changing climate. Topics can range from wildfire frequency, behavior and spread to area burned estimates in response to spatiotemporal shifts in fire weather, to impacts on soil and fuel conditions, and the  consequnces of wildfire emissions for atmospheric chemical budgets. Papers examining the impacts of changes in wildfire attributes on air quaity over time are encouraged. Papers examining trends in retrospective periods, as well as projected trends in the future will be considered.

10:30 AM
The BB-FLUX Project: How Much Fuel Goes up in Smoke?
Rainer Volkamer, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO; and N. Kille, C. Lee, K. J. Zarzana, T. Koenig, R. Nutter, B. J. Howard, C. Knote, T. L. Campos, L. D. Oolman, D. M. Plummer, M. Deng, Z. Wang, R. Ahmadov, B. Pierce, F. Obersteiner, A. Zahn, T. Goulden, B. Hass, A. Hudak, J. Restaino, and R. D. Ottmar
10:45 AM
Recent Trends in Central African Fires and Possible Drivers
Yan Jiang, Univ. at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY; and L. Zhou and A. Raghavendra
11:00 AM
Remote Sensing for the Characterization of Fire Processes from the NASA ER-2 Aircraft
Olga V. Kalashnikova, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and J. A. Al-Saadi, F. C. Seidel, and M. Garay
11:15 AM
Synergistic Observations of Wildfire Smoke Transport and Impact on Air Quality in New York City during the Summer 2018 LISTOS Campaign
Yonghua Wu, City College of New York, New York, NY; and A. R. Nehrir, X. Ren, S. A. Kooi, G. Gronoff, T. A. Berkoff, J. Huang, M. Arend, B. Gross, and F. Moshary
11:30 AM
Projected Impacts of Wildfire Emissions on Air Quality by Midcentury in the U.S. Southeast
Uma Shankar, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; and D. McKenzie, J. P. Prestemon, B. H. Baek, M. Omary, D. Yang, A. Xiu, K. Talgo, and W. Vizuete
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