The WMO Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning Advisory and Assessment System (VFSP-WAS): Concept, Current Capabilities, Research and Development Challenges and the Way Ahead

Autores

  • Alexander Baklanov World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Science and Innovation Department
  • Boon Ning Chew Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre (ASMC)
  • Ariane Frassoni Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
  • Christopher Gan Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre (ASMC)
  • Johann Goldammer Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
  • Melita Keywood Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation, Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Stéphane Mangeon Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation
  • Patrick M. Manseau Environment and Climate Change Canada, Centre for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction
  • Radenko Pavlovic Environment and Climate Change Canada, Centre for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37002/biobrasil.v11i2.1738

Palavras-chave:

Fire and smoke pollution modeling;

Resumo

Vegetation fires – including the application of fire in land use, land-use change and uncontrolled wildfire – affect the functioning of the Earth System and impose significant threats to public health and security. This paper presents the concept of a Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning Advisory and Assessment System (VFSP-WAS). It describes the scientific rationale for the system and provides guidance for addressing the issues of vegetation fire and smoke pollution, including key research challenges. The paper proposes the establishment of VFSP-WAS regional centers and describes potential examples of this VFSP-WAS concept from two regions in (Southeast Asia and North America) where regional centers will partner with Regional Fire Monitoring/Fire Management Resource Centers.

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Publicado

07/05/2021

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Edição Temática: 7th International Wildland Fire Conference