Wildland Fires and Air Pollution

Wildland Fires and Air Pollution
Author: Andrzej Bytnerowicz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0080556094
ISBN 13: 9780080556093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildland Fires and Air Pollution Book Review:

"Wildland fires are one of the most devastating and terrifying forces of nature. While their effects are mostly destructive they also help with regeneration of forests and other ecosystems. Low-intensity fires clear accumulating biomass reducing risk of catastrophic crown fires and can be used as an effective management tool. This book presents current understanding of wildland fires and air quality as well as their effects on human health, forests and other ecosystems. In the first section of the book the basics of wildland fires and resulting emissions are presented from the perspective of changing global climate, air quality impairment and effects on environment and human health and security. In the second section, effects of wildland fires on air quality, visibility and human health in various regions of the Earth are discussed. The third section of the book deals with complex issues of the ecological impacts of fire and air pollution in forests and chaparral in North America. --

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX
Author: Carlos Borrego,Ana Isabel Miranda
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2008-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781402084522
ISBN 13: 1402084528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX Book Review:

In 1969, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the C- mittee on Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS). The subject of air pollution was from the start one of the priority problems under study within the framework of various pilot studies undertaken by this committee. The organization of a periodic conference dealing with air pollution modelling and its application has become one of the main activities within the pilot study relating to air pollution. The first five international conferences were organized by the United States as the pilot country, the second five by the Federal Republic of Germany, the third five by Belgium, the fourth four by The Netherlands, the next five by Denmark and the last five by Portugal. This volume contains the abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 29th NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and Its Application, held in Aveiro, Portugal, during September 24–28, 2007. This ITM was organized by the University of Aveiro, Portugal (Pilot Country and Host Organization). The key topics distinguished at this ITM included: Local and urban scale modelling; Regional and intercontinental modelling; Data assimilation and air quality forecasting; Model assessment and verification; Aerosols in the atmosphere; Interactions between climate change and air quality; Air quality and human health.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
Author: David V. Sandberg
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89081603052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems Book Review:

This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices to improve air quality. Chapter topics include air quality regulations and fire; characterization of emissions from fire; the transport, dispersion, and modeling of fire emissions; atmospheric and plume chemistry; air quality impacts of fire; social consequences of air quality impacts; and recommendations for future research.

Climate Change and Air Pollution

Climate Change and Air Pollution
Author: Rais Akhtar,Cosimo Palagiano
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 3319613464
ISBN 13: 9783319613468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Air Pollution Book Review:

This book discusses regional and international climate-change, air- pollution and human-health scenarios. The research, from both industrialized and developing countries, focuses on region-specific perspectives of climate change impacts on air pollution. After analyzing the variations of climate data over recent decades, the authors consider the different effects of climate change on air pollution and health. As stressed by the IPCC, “pollen, smoke and ozone levels are likely to increase in a warming world, affecting the health of residents of major cities. Rising temperatures will worsen air quality through a combination of more ozone in cities, bigger wild fires and worse pollen outbreaks,” according to a major UN climate report. The report follows the World Health Organization in finding that air pollution is the world’s greatest environmental health risk, killing 7 million people in 2014 (compared to 0.4 million deaths due to malaria). Deteriorating air quality will most affect the elderly, children, people with chronic ill-health and expectant mothers. Another report suggests that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India. A study on the air pollution in the USA,suggests that more than half of US population lives in areas with potentially dangerous air pollution, and about six out of 10 of the top cities for air pollution in the USA are located in the state of California. In the face of future climate change, scientists have urged stronger emission controls to avoid worsening air pollution and the associated exacerbation of health problems, especially in more populated regions of the world. It is hoped that the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement will help minimize air pollution. Additionally the authors consider the various measures that different countries and groups of countries, like the European Union, have adopted to mitigate the problems arising from climate change and to safeguard the health of population. The book examines the increasing incidence of diseases largely caused by climate change. The countries/regions covered in this study include the USA, Northern Europe (U.K).,Southern Europe ( Italy), Canada, Australia, East Asia, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Caribbean countries, and Argentina.

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX
Author: Carlos Borrego,Ana Isabel Miranda
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2008-07-22
ISBN 10: 1402084536
ISBN 13: 9781402084539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX Book Review:

In 1969, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the C- mittee on Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS). The subject of air pollution was from the start one of the priority problems under study within the framework of various pilot studies undertaken by this committee. The organization of a periodic conference dealing with air pollution modelling and its application has become one of the main activities within the pilot study relating to air pollution. The first five international conferences were organized by the United States as the pilot country, the second five by the Federal Republic of Germany, the third five by Belgium, the fourth four by The Netherlands, the next five by Denmark and the last five by Portugal. This volume contains the abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 29th NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and Its Application, held in Aveiro, Portugal, during September 24–28, 2007. This ITM was organized by the University of Aveiro, Portugal (Pilot Country and Host Organization). The key topics distinguished at this ITM included: Local and urban scale modelling; Regional and intercontinental modelling; Data assimilation and air quality forecasting; Model assessment and verification; Aerosols in the atmosphere; Interactions between climate change and air quality; Air quality and human health.

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02257828E
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems Book Review:

This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices to improve air quality. Chapter topics include air quality regulations and fire; characterization of emissions from fire; the transport, dispersion, and modeling of fire emissions; atmospheric and plume chemistry; air quality impacts of fire; social consequences of air quality impacts; and recommendations for future research.

Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy

Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy
Author: Peter L. Fuglem,Kelvin G. Hirsch,Canadian Council of Forest Ministers
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112075587946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy Book Review:

"In September 2004, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers established a federal, provincial, and territorial task group of assistant deputy ministers (ADMs) and commissioned the development of the Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy (CWFS). The ADMs created an intergovernmental team of analysts, experienced fire managers, and researchers, known as the CWFS Core Team, to consult with Canadian and international experts, collate information, conduct analyses, and present the findings. This team was directed to assess the current state of wildland fire management in Canada, examine the key influences and trends, and identify possible desired future states and how they could be achieved. This publication comprises a collection of nine reports written by the CWFS Core Team members and their associates. Collectively these papers include syntheses, analyses, and perspective articles that address a variety of the social, economic, and biophysical aspects of wildland fire and its management as well as policy, science, and operational issues in Canada."--Pub. desc.

Smoke management guide for prescribed and wildland fire

Smoke management guide for prescribed and wildland fire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1428990496
ISBN 13: 9781428990494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting

Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting
Author: Pius Lee,Rick Saylor,Jeff McQueen
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN 10: 3038428396
ISBN 13: 9783038428398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting" that was published in Atmosphere

Wildfires and Air Pollution

Wildfires and Air Pollution
Author: Alyson Kenward,Dennis Adams-Smith,Urooj Raja
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:862745190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXIII

Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXIII
Author: Douw Steyn,Rohit Mathur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-05-09
ISBN 10: 331904379X
ISBN 13: 9783319043791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXIII Book Review:

Recent developments in air pollution modelling are explored as a series of contributions from researchers at the forefront of their field. This newest contribution on air pollution modelling and its application is focused on local, urban, regional and intercontinental modelling; data assimilation and air quality forecasting; model assessment and evaluation; aerosol transformation. Additionally, this work also examines the relationship between air quality and human health and the effects of climate change on air quality. The work derives from a series of papers presented at the 33rd International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application held in Miami, USA, August 27 - 31, 2013. The book is intended as reference material for students and professors interested in air pollution modelling at the graduate level as well as researchers and professionals involved in developing and utilizing air pollution models.

Indonesia s Fires and Haze

Indonesia s Fires and Haze
Author: David Glover,Timothy Jessup
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1552503321
ISBN 13: 9781552503324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indonesia s Fires and Haze Book Review:

From September to November of 1997, raging fires in Indonesia pumped enough smoke into the air to blanket the entire region in haze, reaching as far north as southern Thailand and the Philippines, with Malaysia and Singapore being particularly affected. This book conservatively assesses the damage at US $4.5 billion, more than the Exxon Valdez oil spill and India's Bhopal chemical spill combined. It looks at the causes of the fires, the physical damages that resulted, and their effects on heath, industrial production, and tourism, among others.

Statistical Methods for Environmental Epidemiology with R

Statistical Methods for Environmental Epidemiology with R
Author: Roger D. Peng,Francesca Dominici
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780387781679
ISBN 13: 0387781676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Methods for Environmental Epidemiology with R Book Review:

As an area of statistical application, environmental epidemiology and more speci cally, the estimation of health risk associated with the exposure to - vironmental agents, has led to the development of several statistical methods and software that can then be applied to other scienti c areas. The stat- tical analyses aimed at addressing questions in environmental epidemiology have the following characteristics. Often the signal-to-noise ratio in the data is low and the targets of inference are inherently small risks. These constraints typically lead to the development and use of more sophisticated (and pot- tially less transparent) statistical models and the integration of large hi- dimensional databases. New technologies and the widespread availability of powerful computing are also adding to the complexities of scienti c inves- gation by allowing researchers to t large numbers of models and search over many sets of variables. As the number of variables measured increases, so do the degrees of freedom for in uencing the association between a risk factor and an outcome of interest. We have written this book, in part, to describe our experiences developing and applying statistical methods for the estimation for air pollution health e ects. Our experience has convinced us that the application of modern s- tistical methodology in a reproducible manner can bring to bear subst- tial bene ts to policy-makers and scientists in this area. We believe that the methods described in this book are applicable to other areas of environmental epidemiology, particularly those areas involving spatial{temporal exposures.

Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems

Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems
Author: Thomas A. Waldrop,Scott L. Goodrick
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 9780160943959
ISBN 13: 0160943957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems Book Review:

Prescribed burning is an important tool throughout Southern forests, grasslands, and croplands. The need to control fire became evident to allow forests to regenerate. This manual is intended to help resource managers to plan and execute prescribed burns in Southern forests and grasslands. A new appreciation and interest has developed in recent years for using prescribed fire in grasslands, especially hardwood forests, and on steep mountain slopes. Proper planning and execution of prescribed fires are necessary to reduce detrimental effects, such as the impacts on air and downstream water quality. Check out these related products: Trees at Work: Economic Accounting for Forest Ecosystem Services in the U.S. South can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/trees-work-economic-accounting-forest-ecosystem-services-us-south Soil Survey Manual 2017 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/soil-survey-manual-march-2017 Quantifying the Role of the National Forest System Lands in Providing Surface Drinking Water Supply for the Southern United States is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/quantifying-role-national-forest-system-lands-providing-surface-drinking-water-supply Fire Management Today print subscription is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/fire-management-today Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Fire and Nonnative Invasive Plants can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/wildland-fire-ecosystems-fire-and-nonnative-invasive-plants

Preventing Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Preventing Illness and Injury in the Workplace
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 43
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: SRLF:AA0001904192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire Smoke and Haze

Fire  Smoke  and Haze
Author: S. Tahir Qadri
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433074225867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Smoke and Haze Book Review:

This publication, a joint effort of ADB and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), brings together the current knowledge about land and forest fires, examines their causes and impacts with particular reference to Southeast Asia, and suggests what could happen in the future.

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Douglas Paton
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 0124096018
ISBN 13: 9780124096011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced causes such as deforestation, debris burning and arson—underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. It presents several international case studies that discuss the historical, social, cultural and ecological aspects of wildfire risk management in countries with a long history of dealing with this hazard (e.g., USA, Australia) and in countries (e.g., Taiwan) where wildfire hazards represent a new and growing threat to the social and ecological landscape. Puts the contributions of environmental scientists, social scientists, climatologists, and geoscientists at your fingertips Arms you with the latest research on causality, social and societal impacts, economic impacts, and the multi-dimensional nature of wildfire mitigation, preparedness, and recovery Features a broad range of tables, figures, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs to aid in the retention of key concepts Discusses steps for prevention and mitigation of wildfires, one of the most expensive and complex geo-hazards in the world.

Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Author: Emilio Chuvieco
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN 10: 9783642017544
ISBN 13: 3642017541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems Book Review:

Wildland fires are becoming one of the most critical environmental factors affecting a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. In Mediterranean ecosystems (including also South-Africa, California, parts of Chile and Australia), wildland fires are recurrent phenomena every summer, following the seasonal drought. As a result of changes in traditional land use practices, and the impact of recent climate warming, fires have more negative impacts in the last years, threatening lives, socio-economic and ecological values. The book describes the ecological context of fires in the Mediterranean ecosystems, and provides methods to observe fire danger conditions and fire impacts using Earth Observation and Geographic Information System technologies.

Alberta Oil Sands

Alberta Oil Sands
Author: Kevin E. Percy
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 008097760X
ISBN 13: 9780080977607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alberta Oil Sands Book Review:

At 170 billion barrels, Canada's Oil Sands are the third largest reserves of developable oil in the world. The Oil Sands now produce about 1.6 million barrels per day, with production expected to double by 2025 to about 3.7 million barrels per day. The Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is the largest of the three oil sands deposits. Bitumen in the oil sands is recovered through one of two primary methods - mining and drilling. About 20 per cent of the reserves are close to the surface and can be mined using large shovels and trucks. Of concern are the effects of the industrial development on the environment. Both human-made and natural sources emit oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, trace elements and persistent organic compounds. Of additional concern are ground level ozone and greenhouse gases. Because of the requirement on operators to comply with the air quality regulatory policies, and to address public concerns, the not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) has since 1997 been closely monitoring air quality in AOSR. In 2008, WBEA assembled a distinguished group of international scientists who have been conducting measurements and practical research on various aspects of air emissions and their potential effects on terrestrial receptors. This book is a synthesis of the concepts and results of those on-going studies. It contains 19 chapters ranging from a global perspective of energy production, measurement methodologies and behavior of various air pollutants during fossil fuel production in a boreal forest ecosystem, towards designing and deploying a multi-disciplinary, proactive, and long-term environmental monitoring system that will also meet regulatory expectations. Covers measurement of emissions from very large industrial sources in a region with huge international media profile Validation of measurement technologies can be applied globally The new approaches to ecological monitoring described can be applied in other forested regions

Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Author: Emilio Chuvieco
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN 10: 9783642017544
ISBN 13: 3642017541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Observation of Wildland Fires in Mediterranean Ecosystems Book Review:

Wildland fires are becoming one of the most critical environmental factors affecting a wide range of ecosystems worldwide. In Mediterranean ecosystems (including also South-Africa, California, parts of Chile and Australia), wildland fires are recurrent phenomena every summer, following the seasonal drought. As a result of changes in traditional land use practices, and the impact of recent climate warming, fires have more negative impacts in the last years, threatening lives, socio-economic and ecological values. The book describes the ecological context of fires in the Mediterranean ecosystems, and provides methods to observe fire danger conditions and fire impacts using Earth Observation and Geographic Information System technologies.