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Joint Fire Science Program Smoke Science Plan, 2010–2016: Results and Impacts

Author(s): Allen R. Riebau, Douglas G. Fox, Cindy Huber
Year Published: 2018

The Smoke Science Plan (SSP) was built upon personal interviews and an extensive web-based needs identification with scientists, fire managers, and air quality managers using online questionnaires (Riebau and Fox 2010a, 2010b). It is structured around four themes, which are conceptualized as complementary investigative areas to further smoke science as well as smoke and air quality management. The themes are: 1. Smoke emissions inventory research, 2. Fire and smoke model validation, 3. Smoke and populations, and 4. Smoke and climate change. Since 2010, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has carried out the SSP using a series of competitive grant awards and smaller targeted supplemental contracts. In this paper, we review the desired outcome of each of the four themes in the SSP and the progress made in each thematic area. Finally, we suggest some “knowledge gaps” and application needs that may remain after completion of the SSP in 2016.

Citation: Riebau A, Fox D, Huber C. 2018. Joint Fire Science Program Smoke Science Plan, 2010–2016: Results and Impacts. Fire Management Today 76 (1): 16-24.
Topic(s): Smoke & Air Quality, Climate & Smoke, Fire & Smoke Models, Smoke & Populations, Smoke Emissions
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 17755
Record updated: Mar 24, 2021