AC4 supported new research that points to significant secondary pollutants originating from wildfires and prescribed fires using data obtained during the FIREX-AQ field campaign.
Understanding Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Wildfires in the Western US with Modeling Comparisons
New modeling study funded by AC4 uses a chemical transport model to evaluate commonly used volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions inventories and compare with observational datasets from the FIREX-AQ and WE-CAN field campaigns.
Wildfire and COVID-19 in the Sierra Nevada Region of California: Business Impacts, Response, and Recovery
Researchers from the California Nevada Climate Adaptation Program (CNAP) conducted a survey of Sierra Nevada small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) on the impacts of wildfires and COVID-19.
New Understanding of North-Central US Forest Fires through the Analysis of Smoke from a Controlled Burn in Northern Michigan
A recent FIREX-AQ study supported by AC4 analyzed emissions and revealed region-specific chemical signals during a controlled burn in the understudied region of Northern Michigan.
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
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
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.
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.
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.