Biomass Burning Uncertainty: ReactioNs, Emissions and Dynamics

Overarching Objective:

BBURNED aims to better quantify the current understanding of the uncertainty and variability in biomass burning emission estimation, and determine how to more accurately represent atmospheric chemistry resulting from fire. We will be a conduit to coordinate and organize the international scientific community to improve understanding of the current and future impacts of wildfires, prescribed burning and agricultural fire on public health and climate by addressing the uncertainties in atmospheric chemistry processes influenced by biomass burning.


BBURNED comprises three working groups

1. Emission estimation - quantify the contribution of multiple sources of variability to fire emission estimates

Led by: Madina Doumbia, University Péléforo Gon Coulibaly, Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire; and Touré N'Datchoh Evelyne, Univ. Péléforo Gon Coulibaly, Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire

2. Atmospheric chemistry processes - identify and update important chemical processes occurring after the emission of wildfire smoke.

Led by: Stephanie Schneider, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

3. Modeling atmospheric composition - reduce the uncertainty in modeled atmospheric chemistry from fire by updating chemical and physical processes and determining which processes matter the most.

 Led by: Gaurav Govardhan, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India; and Shyno  Susan John, University of Wollongong, Australia


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Upcoming Events

7-9, 14 November 2023: Virtual Fire Emissions Workshop, co-hosted with HTAP