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Session 1B Remote Sensing and Modeling of Fire and Air Quality in the Eastern United States

    Session Chair

Dr. Tom Pierce
Senior Scientist
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development (NERL)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

Dr. Viney P. Aneja
Professor Air Quality
Professor Environmental Technology
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Room 5136 Jordan Hall
Campus Box 8208
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, U.S.A


Topics included

This session addresses the particular air quality concerns of the eastern United States as relating to wildland fire smoke emissions. It will focus on the use of remote sensing and models for emissions and emissions inventory for eastern fires, public health concerns for fire smoke in the east, eastern visibility and fire, and fire and ambient standards in the east. Finally, the session will explore potential for new science partnerships for land and air quality managers working together to lessen smoke impacts across eastern regions and state jurisdictions.