FETS Project Meeting
August 31 - September 1, 2010 Boise, ID

Developing a Technical Protocol to prepare 2008-09-10 Fire Emissions Inventories
for Regional Air Quality Analysis and Planning

Meeting Agenda: PDF or DOCX
Attendees List: (in-person & phone): RTF

Teleconference Information: Phone (866) 206-0240, Access Code 839702

Meeting Objectives:

  1. Identify, discuss, and understand applications of 2008-09-10 fire emissions inventories that will result from the protocol to be developed.
  2. Review technical topics integral to the protocol.
  3. Gather all input and information related to topics of discussion.
  4. Discuss applying step-by-step technical methods through FETS.

Notes & Action Items:
Topics outline with notes added during the meeting: PDF or PPT
GEOS-Chem Plume Rise study: Link
Canadian Fire Resources: RTF

Interactive Agenda

Tuesday August 31st
1:00 pm Welcome to Boise — Mark Fitch
Introductions and Agenda Review — Tom Moore
1:10 WRAP Status and Background on Fire EI Protocol — Tom Moore PDF or PPTX
1:30 Applying Fire EIs in Chemical Transport Models — Zac Adelman PDF or PPT
2:00 Technical and Method-implementation concepts
to consider as we work through the technical topics — Dave Randall
2:30 Technical Topics for Fire EI Protocol — Dave Randall and Matt Mavko
  • Fire Activity Data (up to 120 minutes, topics continue after break)
  • Lack of full coverage (by geographic area; by fire type)
3:15 Break
3:30 Technical Topics for Fire EI Protocol, continued
  • Fire Activity Data
  • Daily resolution of acres burned over life of large fire events (including daily movement of fire location)
  • start on Fire Science (topics listed on morning of 9/1)
5:00 ish Adjourn for the day
Wednesday September 1st
8:00 am Agenda Review — all
8:10 Technical Topics for Fire EI Protocol, continued
  • Fire Science (up to 100 minutes)
    • Loading and consumption
    • Emissions speciation (align pollutants output by FETS with input requirements for regional model)
    • Plume height (WRAP — empirical plume height parameter assignments; USFS [Scott Goodrick] — dynamic algorithm; NASA — post-fire plume height verification)
9:50 Break
10:00 Technical Topics for Fire EI Protocol, continued (~30 minutes each)
  • Emissions Reduction Techniques?
  • Fuel moisture improvement
  • Conversion to geospatial database
11:30 Re-cap on technical discussion and recommendations for the Protocol + next steps
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 Re-convene to complete re-cap discussions as needed
2:00 Adjourn and homeward bound