WIT Press

Forest Fire Effects On The Air Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940221

Volume

3

Pages

9

Published

1994

Size

813 kb

Author(s)

A.I. Miranda, C. Borrego & D. Vicgas

Abstract

A numerical tool which simulates the dispersion into the atmosphere of the emitted pollutants during a fire has been developed. The predicting model of smoke transport is made up of a diagnostic meteorological module linked with a dispersion module. This dispersion model, based on a lagrangean approach, was adapted and developed to match the requirements of the present work, with the inclusion of the forest fire emission factors, providing a method for simulating atmospheric dispersion of the smoke. The model was applied to a real fire situation and the comparison between the simulation results and the available data indicates that the model describes reasonably well the situation during the fire. 1 Introduction Forest fires are an important source of various gaseous and panicul

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