Wildland Fires and Air Pollution
  • Release Date : 28 November 2021
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 638 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780080556093
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Download or read book entitled Wildland Fires and Air Pollution by author: Andrzej Bytnerowicz which was release on 28 November 2021 and published by Elsevier with total page 638 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "Wildland fires are one of the most devastating and terrifying forces of nature. While their effects are mostly destructive they also help with regeneration of forests and other ecosystems. Low-intensity fires clear accumulating biomass reducing risk of catastrophic crown fires and can be used as an effective management tool. This book presents current understanding of wildland fires and air quality as well as their effects on human health, forests and other ecosystems. In the first section of the book the basics of wildland fires and resulting emissions are presented from the perspective of changing global climate, air quality impairment and effects on environment and human health and security. In the second section, effects of wildland fires on air quality, visibility and human health in various regions of the Earth are discussed. The third section of the book deals with complex issues of the ecological impacts of fire and air pollution in forests and chaparral in North America. --