WIT Press

Forest Fires And Air Pollution: A Local And A Global Perspective

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990711

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,116 kb

Author(s)

C. Borrego, A.I. Miranda, A.C. Carvalho and A. Carvalho

Abstract

A numerical system developed to simulate the effects of forest fires in the air quality is presented. This system integrates several related features, like emissions and progression of forest fires, and atmospheric flow. The interaction between the fire and the atmospheric flow considered as crucial is also taken into account in the system. Aiming to estimate the contribution of forest fires to the air pollution, two study cases (a local and a global one) were analysed. The first one is related to urban/wildland forest fires. The Etoile fire, occurred during the summer of 97 near Marseille in France was studied attempting to estimate its effects on the air quality of the city. Results indicate a considerable impact on the quality of the air of

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