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WE-CAN Campaign Data Explores Chemical Evolution in Wildfire Plumes 30 September 2021

WE-CAN Campaign Data Explores Chemical Evolution in Wildfire Plumes

Modeling experiments and field campaign data shine a light on the factors determining chemical evolution in wildfire plumes.

WE-CAN Field Campaign Data Helps Estimate Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure 31 August 2021

WE-CAN Field Campaign Data Helps Estimate Wildland Firefighter Smoke Exposure

Data from a US Forest Service campaign and the WE-CAN field campaign combine to estimate emission and exposure information for wildland firefighters.

WE-CAN Field Campaign Shows How Wildfire Smoke Changes Clouds 11 August 2021

WE-CAN Field Campaign Shows How Wildfire Smoke Changes Clouds

The recently published study shows how smoke-influenced clouds differ from their clean air counterparts, with complex implications for our weather and climate.

Improved Modeling of Soil NOx Emissions Helps Explain Differences in Observed Trends 3 August 2021

Improved Modeling of Soil NOx Emissions Helps Explain Differences in Observed Trends

Soil emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) may play an increasingly larger role in understanding anthropogenic emissions of NOx.

Comparing the Absorption Power of Smoke from Fires in the Western United States and Southern Africa 27 July 2021

Comparing the Absorption Power of Smoke from Fires in the Western United States and Southern Africa

A new study shows that smoke emitted from fires in the western US has significantly different absorption properties than that emitted from fires in southern Africa.

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