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Scientists aim to smoke out wildfire impacts

Author(s): Warren Cornwall
Year Published: 2018

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.
Topic(s): Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke Emissions, Smoke Emissions and Inventory
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 17915
FRAMES RCS number: 56081
Record updated: Jul 10, 2018