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Area Sources: Wildland Fires
Wildland fires and prescribed burning of forest and agricultural lands. Ways to reduce air quality impacts, calculate and reduce emissions or substitute non-burning alternatives

Pringle Falls Wildfire 1996
(R. Ottmar, US Forest Service)

Development of Emission Inventories for Wildland FiresDevelopment of Emission Inventories for Wildland Fires
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Describes options for development of inventories for wildfires and prescribed burning. (US EPA)

Wildland and Prescribed Fire AP42Wildland and Prescribed Fire AP42
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Emission factors for wildland and prescribed fire (US EPA)

Natural Events Policy-FireNatural Events Policy-Fire
[.pdf, 16.6Kb]
Describes the US EPA policy for interpreting air quality data impacted by wildfire smoke with respect to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (US EPA)

Efects of Fire on Air QualityEfects of Fire on Air Quality
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This document describes the effects of wildland fires on air quality, visibility and public health.Assessment of smoke impacts on air quality, monitoring methods and modeling techniques are also addressed. (US Forest Service)


Smoke Management Guide 2001 Edition- Comprehensive, authoritative document on emissions, smoke management methods, modeling and policy. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Go to the BAQ 2004 website
Emissions inventories
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