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Overview of the Fire Lab at Missoula Experiments (FLAME)Author(s): S. M. Kreidenweis; J. L. Collett; H. Moosmuller; W. P. Arnott; WeiMin Hao; W. C. Malm
Source: American Geophysical Union. Fall Meeting: Abstract #A21B-0060.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe Fire Lab at Missoula Experiments (FLAME) used a series of open biomass burns, conducted in 2006 and 2007 at the Forest Service Fire Science Laboratory in Missoula, MT, to characterize the physical, chemical and optical properties of biomass combustion emissions. Fuels were selected primarily based on their projected importance for emissions from prescribed and wild fires in the U.S. In a series of publications that will be overviewed here, we characterized the gas- and aerosol-phase emissions from the open combustion of 33 different plant materials in 255 laboratory burns. We reported emission factors, aerosol size distributions, aerosol optical properties including single-scattering albedos, aerosol hygroscopicities and activity as cloud condensation nuclei and ice nuclei, and aerosol composition determined both from filter-based and online techniques.
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CitationKreidenweis, S. M.; Collett, J. L.; Moosmuller, H.; Arnott, W. P.; Hao, W.; Malm, W. C. 2010. Overview of the Fire Lab at Missoula Experiments (FLAME). American Geophysical Union. Fall Meeting: Abstract #A21B-0060.
Keywordsaerosols, particles, Fire Lab at Missoula Experiments (FLAME)
- Optical closure experiments for biomass smoke aerosols
- Emissions of trace gases and aerosols during the open combustion of biomass in the laboratory
- Ice nuclei emissions from biomass burning
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