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Title Remote sensing and modeling applications to wildland fires / John J. Qu [and others], editors
Published Beijing : Tsinghua University Press : Springer Verlag, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 374 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Foreword; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; 1 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications to Wildland Fires; References; 2 Wildland Fire and Eastern States Diversity; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Eastern United States; 2.3 Eastern United States Diversity; 2.4 A Fire Information Strategy for the Eastern States; References; 3 Demographic Trends in the Eastern US and the Wildland Urban Interface: Implications for Fire Management; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Demographics; 3.3 The Wildland Urban Interface; 3.3.1 Georgia Case Study
3.4 Implications for Managers3.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 4 An Overview of NOAA's Fire Weather, Climate, and Air Quality Forecast Services; 4.1 NWS Fire Weather; 4.2 Products and Services; 4.3 Making Optimal Use of NWS Technology; 4.3.1 Digital Services; 4.4 NWS Climate Services; 4.4.1 Product Improvements; 4.5 National Air Quality Forecasting; 4.5.1 Planned Capabilities; 4.6 Summary; References; 5 A Review of Wildland Fire and Air Quality Management; 5.1 Introduction; 5.1.1 Smoke Contributes to Air Pollution; 5.2 Regulatory Considerations Relating to Smoke
5.2.1 Regional Haze Rule5.2.2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM; 5.2.3 Managing Smoke from Wildfire; 5.3 A Review of the TASET Report-Tools Available to Manage Smoke; 5.4 Smoke Management-Programs and Systems; 5.4.1 Plan; 5.4.2 Do (Implement); 5.4.3 Check (Evaluate); 5.4.4 Act (Improve); 5.5 Summary; Acknowledgements; References; 6 High-Resolution Numerical Models for Smoke Transport in Plumes from Wildland Fires; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Numerical Model; 6.3 Dynamical Properties of Simulated Plumes; 6.3.1 Mean Plume Trajectories; 6.3.2 Mean Plume Structure
6.3.3 Turbulent Kinetic Energy (TKE)6.4 Summary and Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 7 Interaction between a Wildfire and the Sea-Breeze Front; 7.1 Introduction; 7.1.1 Sea-Breeze Structure and Characteristics; 7.1.2 Radar Observations of Smoke Plumes and the Sea-Breeze; 7.1.3 Effect of Sea-Breezes on Fires; 7.1.4 East Fork Fire; 7.2 Data and Methodology; 7.2.1 Case Study; 7.2.2 Idealized Numerical Simulations; 7.3 Case Study Analysis; 7.4 Numerical Simulations; 7.5 Summary and Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References
8 Prescribed Fire and Air Quality in the American South: A Review of Conflicting Interests and a Technique for Incorporating the Land Manager into Regional Air Quality Modeling8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Conflicts over the Airshed of the American South; 8.3 Daysmoke; 8.4 SHRMC-4S; 8.5 Application; 8.5.1 Burn; 8.5.2 Daysmoke Simulation; 8.5.3 CMAQ Simulation; 8.6 Summary and Discussion; Acknowledgements; References; 9 Estimates of Wildland Fire Emissions; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Fire Emission Calculation; 9.2.1 Measurements; 9.2.2 Empirical relations; 9.2.3 Modeling; 9.2.4 Remote Sensing
Summary Scientists and managers alike need timely, cost-effective, and technically appropriate fire-related information to develop functional strategies for the diverse fire communities. ""Remote Sensing Modeling and Applications to Wildland Fires"" addresses wildland fire management needs by presenting discussions that link ecology and the physical sciences from local to regional levels, views on integrated decision support data for policy and decision makers, new technologies and techniques, and future challenges and how remote sensing might help to address them. While creating awareness of wildlan
Notes "The core of this book arose from the EastFIRE conference held at George Mason university May 11-13, 2005"--Page 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Wildfires -- Remote sensing.
Fire management.
Wildfire forecasting.
Form Electronic book
Author Qu, John J., editor
EastFIRE Conference (1st : 2005 : Fairfax, Va.)
ISBN 3642325300 (electronic bk.)
9783642325304 (electronic bk.)