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Author(s):
Warren Cornwall
Year Published:

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Topic(s):
Smoke & Air Quality
Smoke Emissions
Smoke Emissions and Inventory

NRFSN number: 17915
FRAMES RCS number: 56081
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Scientists this summer are taking to the air in an ambitious effort to better understand the chemistry, behavior, and health impacts of wildfire smoke. The flights in an instrument-packed C-130 airplane belonging to the National Science Foundation will be followed in 2019 by flights on a NASA DC-8 research jet by scientists with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The two planes will fly through plumes of wildfire smoke, with a focus on the western United States, where wildfires have grown bigger and more intense. Researchers are saying it's the most comprehensive effort ever to understand wildfire smoke.

Citation

Cornwall, Warren. 2018. Scientists aim to smoke out wildfire impacts. Science 360(6392):948-949.

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