New Aerosol Study Uses FIREX-AQ Data to Link Visual Aerosol Properties to Wildfire Smoke Evolution 28 October 2022

New Aerosol Study Uses FIREX-AQ Data to Link Visual Aerosol Properties to Wildfire Smoke Evolution

Using data from the FIREX-AQ field campaign, a new AC4-funded research study develops a comparison between aerosol concentration and the way aerosol particles scatter light in the atmosphere, offering new insights into wildfire smoke evolution.

Identifying and Improving Wildfire Forecast Model Weaknesses Using FIREX-AQ Observations 21 October 2022

Identifying and Improving Wildfire Forecast Model Weaknesses Using FIREX-AQ Observations

A new AC4-funded publication utilizes FIREX-AQ observations to evaluate common modeling representations of wildfire smoke plumes and finds they can be improved by expanding the use of observations for heat flux and boundary layer height.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment 23 May 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment

CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program is announcing seven new three-year projects for Fiscal Years 2022-2024 that aim to develop new model-based monitoring products addressing key climate impact areas totaling $2.7 million. 

How Will Climate Change Impact the Alaskan Wildfire Season? 30 June 2020

How Will Climate Change Impact the Alaskan Wildfire Season?

Wildfires play a prominent role in the boreal forests of Alaska during the summer season. While most wildfires are created by humans, approximately 90% of the area burned each year by wildfires are caused by lightning strikes.

Meet Our Scientists: Kelley Barsanti 25 April 2019

Meet Our Scientists: Kelley Barsanti

Meet Dr. Kelley Barsanti! She is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside and an affiliate with the Bourns College of Engineering's Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT). Read more to learn about her work with AC4 and what success means to her. 

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