Saturday, March 25, 2017

 

Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX)

The Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX) is a field campaign designed to understand and predict the impact of North American fires on the atmosphere and to support better land management to help prevent them from occurring. 

View a recording of a virtual Town Hall hosted by AC4 and NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory about FIREX  

Learn more about the FIREX projects funded by AC4

Access a white paper and more information about FIREX

Read a feature about the science of FIREX on NPR

Read about FIREX Phase I

Fires in the Western US are regular seasonal events that greatly affect air quality and climate through the production and direct release into the atmosphere of trace gases and particulates, and their subsequent chemical evolution and transport. A number of field campaigns and laboratory studies have been undertaken in recent years that have provided data on various aspects of emission products resulting from biomass burning, their chemical composition, chemical and physical transformation, and their eventual impact on air quality and climate.

Over the next 5 years, NOAA’s Chemical Science Division (CSD) of the Earth System Research Laboratory is planning to add to the available knowledge of atmospheric composition resulting from biomass burning by focusing on fires in the Western US. FIREX will span a variety of ground, mobile, and aircraft measurements, in addition to chamber and Fire Science Laboratory experiments.  


 


AC4 is a competitive research program that combines the previously existing Atmospheric Composition and Climate (ACC) and Global Carbon Cycle (GCC) programs within the Climate Program Office. Recognizing the many connections linking research into greenhouse gases, aerosols, and climate, the ESS Division integrated its previous efforts in these areas to stimulate a more holistic approach to studies of atmospheric chemistry and carbon cycle as they relate to climate.  Learn more...

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