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Project ID: 04-1-1-04

Year: 2004

Date Started: 07/23/2004

Date Completed: 05/16/2008

Title: Real Time Monitoring of the Three Dimensional Distribution of Smoke Aerosol Levels from Prescribed Fires and Wildfires

Project Proposal Abstract: The proposal addresses AFP 2004-1, Task 1. The goal of this project is to demonstrate and implement the most advanced technologies for measurements of smoke particulates in real-time. It will focus on obtaining and documenting critical, time-sensitive information on the three-dimensional distribution of smoke particulate concentration over extended areas around and close to prescribed fires and wildfires. Plume rise and smoke dispersion also will be directly measured with remote sensing optical instrumentation. The project objectives will be achieved by using the most advanced remotely-sensed, fast-response Light Detection And Ranging (lidar) and a set of in-situ optical instrumentation. The information on particulate levels will allow fire and air quality managers to assess smoke effects on visibility and public and firefighter health in near real-time. Such measurements will also provide critical information on plume heights and aerosol levels to validate smoke dispersion models operated by the Forest Service Consortia for Advanced Modeling of Meteorology and Smoke (FCAMMS).

Principal Investigator: Wei Min M. Hao

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Vladimir Kovalev

Forest Service

RMRS-Forestry Sciences Lab-Missoula

Co-Principal Investigator

Ronald A. Susott

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Federal Cooperator

Wei Min M. Hao

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula


Project Locations

Consortium

Alaska

Appalachian

California

Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Pacific

South

Southern Rockies

Southwest

Tallgrass


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Project Deliverables

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("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    56 Ph.D. Dissertation Development of Lidar Techniques to Estimate Atmospheric Optical Properties (M. Adam)
    57 Ph.D. Dissertation Development of Lidar Techniques to Estimate Atmospheric Optical Properties (M. Adam)
    3114 Journal Article Aerosol Optical Characterization by Nephelometer and Lidar During the Baltimore PM Supersite
    3115 Journal Article Aerosol Optical Characterization by Nephelometer and Lidar During the Baltimore PM Supersite
    2540 Journal Article Determination of Extinction Coefficient Profiles from Multiangle Lidar Data Using a Clone of the Optical Depth
    2541 Journal Article Determination of Slope in Lidar Data Using a Duplicate of the Inverted Function
    2542 Journal Article Simple Algorithm to Determine the Near-Edge Smoke Boundaries with Scanning Lidar
    2543 Journal Article Distortions of the Extinction Coefficient Profile Caused by Systematic Errors in Lidar Data
    2544 Journal Article Calibration Method for Multiangle Lidar Measurements
    2545 Journal Article Iterative Determination of the Aerosol Extinction Coefficient Profile and the Mean Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio from Multiangle Lidar Data
    2546 Journal Article Combination of One-Directional and Multiangle Data Processing Techniques to Reduce Uncertainty in the Elastic Lidar Measurement Data
    2547 Journal Article Determination of Extinction Coefficient Profiles from Multiangle Lidar Data Using a Clone of the Optical Depth
    2548 Journal Article Determination of Slope in Lidar Data Using a Duplicate of the Inverted Function
    2549 Journal Article Simple Algorithm to Detemine the Near-Edge Smoke Boundaries with Scanning Lidar
    2550 Journal Article Calibration Method for Multiangle Lidar Measurements
    2551 Journal Article Iterative Determination of the Aerosol Extinction Coefficient Profile and the Mean Extinction-to-Backscatter Ratio from Multiangle Lidar Data
    2552 Journal Article Combination of One-Directional and Multiangle Data Processing Techniques to Reduce Uncertainty in the Elastic Lidar Measurement Data
    3385 Journal Article Distortions of the Extinction Coefficient Profile Caused by Systematic Errors in Lidar Data
    1296 Field Demonstration/Tour  
    1304 Field Demonstration/Tour  
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Supporting Documents

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