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Register now for National Academies workshop on wildland fire research

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources is hosting a one-day workshop on March 27.  No charge for registration, which includes the option for virtual attendance. For information and registration, click here. Information is also copied below.
 

Burning Grass Releases More Nitrogen Pollution Than Burning Wood

Where there's smoke, there's fire - but what's in the smoke? A recent air quality study from the University of Colorado Boulder has confirmed earlier laboratory experiments that show that grass and crop fire smoke carries greater amounts of nitrogen-containing volatile organic compounds (NVOCs) than wood fire smoke. Read the full story in EARTH Magazine.

EARTH: Fire-driven Clouds and Swirling Winds Whipped Up Record-Setting New Mexico Blaze

he massive 2011 Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos, N.M., defied conventional fire science wisdom by racing downhill instead of uphill, and increasing intensity overnight. Now, EARTH Magazine brings you recent scientific analysis of the fire from a research team at Los Alamos National Lab.

Damaging Debris Flows Prompt Landslide Inventory Mapping for the 2012 Seeley Fire, Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah

The 2012 Seeley fire was a lightning-caused fire that burned 75 square miles (48,050 acres) on the Wasatch Plateau in central Utah. The fire, which started on June 26 and was contained on July 18, was approximately 15 miles northwest of Huntington and about 12 miles east of Fairview. Thunderstorm rainfall on July 7, 2012, produced fire-related debris flows and flooding, causing damage to State Route (SR) 31 and Huntington Creek in Huntington Canyon.

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