Funded Research Projects: FOREST ECOLOGY

Integration of Models and Information Systems for Improving Decision Making During Wildland Fire Smoke Episodes

Research Sponsored By: US Forest Service
Principal Investigator: Ernesto Alvarado
Project Description
This new Joint Venture Agreement supports the collaboration between USFS PNW Atmosphere and Fire Interactions Research Team (AIRFire) and the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. It will advance climate, fire, and smoke science in support of building a better understanding of how fire are smoke emissions are affected by and affect the atmosphere, including weather and climate, and how this knowledge can be used to develop scenarios and tools to better inform land managers. The joint research will generate, develop, apply and transfer science-based information, strategies and tools for fire and smoke emissions management in public and communities; It will also facilitate the adoption and use of information derived from earth observations into the decisions, communication, and response of incident command teams and public health agencies during wildfire smoke events.