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; N'Datchoh Evelyne Touré, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire; Shobha Kondragunta, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

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; Chunmao Zhu, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

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: Shyno Susan John, University of Wollongong, Australia; Yang Li, Baylor University, USA


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Upcoming Events

Fire UNcertainty: Chemistry, Emissions, & Modelling (FUNCHEM)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and virtually everywhere
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Past Events

IGAC ECR Conference

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

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