Emissions of Air Pollutants from the 2019 Western United States Wildfires

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Faculty Mentor

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D.


Department of Physics; Physics Engineering

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Publication Date

Fall 2019


Engineering Physics


Aerosol produced from natural and anthropogenic sources are an area of interest due to their impacts on climate and human health. On a global scale, open biomass burning from wildfire is a large contributor to the atmospheric aerosol loading. The burning conditions (high temperature flames versus lower temperature smoldering) can produce significantly different amounts of air pollutants like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, black carbon, ozone, etc. Using data from the FIREX-AQ 2019 joint campaign, I will talk about the emissions of different air pollutants and their dependency on burning conditions during the 2019 western US wildfires.

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