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Wildfire Chemistry Model Assesses Long Range Fire Effects

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December 17, 1999
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Los Alamos National Lab
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The consequences of catastrophic wildfires are so immediately visible and dramatic that it's easy to lose track of the long-range dangers being released into the air. A wildfire chemistry model being developed by scientists at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory will track the processes that can result in firefighters with compromised respiratory systems, air pollution visible for hundreds of miles and the slow, silent erosion of the planet's ozone layer.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 13, 1999 -- The consequences of catastrophic wildfires are so immediately visible and dramatic that it's easy to lose track of the long-range dangers being released into the air. A wildfire chemistry model being developed by scientists at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory will track the processes that can result in firefighters with compromised respiratory systems, air pollution visible for hundreds of miles and the slow, silent erosion of the planet's ozone layer.


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