American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

11-15 December 2017, New Orleans, USA

Proposed Session: “Fire’s Impact on Air Quality and Climate – Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales”

Call for abstracts: Session ID#: 29194

Session Description: Wild and prescribed fires, agricultural burning, and open burning emit unique aerosol and gas phase pollutants to the atmosphere. The physical and chemical processes affecting the evolution of fire emissions are complex, and remain poorly understood. As a result, several recent and upcoming field and laboratory campaigns are focused on this topic, including: NOAA FIREX/FireLab; DOE BBOP; NASA FIREChem; NSF/NCAR WE-CAN; and JFSP FASMEE. Atmospheric models are indispensable tools for understanding and prediction of air pollution caused by biomass burning emissions. In recent years, a wide range of modeling tools have been developed to simulate fire behavior, biomass burning emissions, and their impact on atmospheric composition, human health and visibility. Here we invite presentations focused on laboratory, field and satellite observations as well as modeling analyses of biomass burning emissions, their chemical transformation and transport, and their impacts on air quality and climate at all space and time scales.

Primary Conveners: Carsten Warneke, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States

Conveners:Ravan Ahmadov, CU Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, R. Bradley Pierce, NOAA/NESDIS, Center for Satellite Application and Research, Madison, WI, United States and Susan O’Neill, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA, United States

Index Terms:
0360 Radiation: transmission and scattering [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0365 Troposphere: composition and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0368 Troposphere: constituent transport and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]

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