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Surface monitoring of fire pollution
  • Allison Bredder
Allison Bredder
University of Maryland

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This chapter discusses efforts to measure surface observations of air pollution at the country-scale. The countries with the most comprehensive regulatory systems to monitor air pollution are the older industrial nations such as countries in the United Kingdom and the United States. Recent proliferation of low-cost air quality monitors (LCAQM) are making near-real-time air pollution monitoring more prevalent across the globe. While unique challenges exist between regulatory and LCAQM data access and usability, there are common challenges in using these data for decision support and research applications. This chapter discusses common statistical methods for estimating air pollution including spatial interpolation methods, statistical regression methods, machine learning, and chemical transport modeling.
13 Nov 2023Published in Landscape Fire, Smoke, and Health on pages 89-103. 10.1002/9781119757030.ch6