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Western US Wildfire Smoke Plume Measurements Help Scientists Understand Nitrous Acid Sources 19 August 2022

Western US Wildfire Smoke Plume Measurements Help Scientists Understand Nitrous Acid Sources

 

Researchers funded by AC4 sample wildfire smoke in the Western US and characterized sources of atmospheric nitrous acid.

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report 14 June 2019

SCIPP and USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub Release 2018 Southern Plains Wildfire Forum Assessment Report

This recently released report summarizes a multi-agency regional forum on wildfire and a project to learn lessons from unprecedented wildfires in the region during 2016 and 2018.

RISA and NWS Present: Wildfire is a Joint Venture Enterprise (Recording available) 16 April 2018

RISA and NWS Present: Wildfire is a Joint Venture Enterprise (Recording available)

In this webinar, the National Weather Service and the RISA Program present stories about researchers, forecasters, and fire managers working together to improve public and wildland firefighter safety. 

Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum 18 May 2015

Great Basin Climate Forum hosts spring forum

The Great Basin Climate Forum series, a partnership of the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) RISA and the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, brought together over 90 attendees from around the Great Basin region to discuss "What can we learn from the past four years of drought?" on April 8, 2015.
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