Air Emissions Factors and Quantification
AP 42 Section 13.1 Wildfires and Prescribed Burning
Development of Emissions Inventory Methods for Wildland Fire, Final
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Wildland fires are important sources of airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions in the western United States. These fires include wildfires and prescribed fires in forests and rangelands. Fires release PM2.5 directly to the atmosphere, and also produce gaseous pollutants that can react in the atmosphere to form secondary PM2.5.
Development of Emissions Inventory Methods for Wildland Fire, Final Report (PDF 281K). February 2002, prepared by EC/R Inc. for Tom Pace, US EPA.