Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ), a joint venture led by NOAA and NASA, provides comprehensive observations to investigate the impact on air quality and climate from wildfires and agricultural fires across the continental United States.
Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and agricultural fires in the southern U.S. has become an increasingly significant air quality problem. Learn More
The objective of FIREX-AQ is to research the composition and chemistry of smoke from wildfires and managed/agricultural burning to better understand the impact of smoke on air quality and climate. Learn More
FIREX-AQ will deploy the most sophisticated set of satellite, airborne, and ground instruments ever assembled in one project to investigate smoke from ignition to dispersion. Learn More
FIREX-AQ brings together top scientists from four federal agencies, 22 universities, and private industry to investigate wildfire smoke in the U.S. Who's on board? Learn More
FIREX-AQ is a complex field campaign that includes flight activities over a six-month period. See the mission calendar and daily schedules. Learn More
Many different instrument platforms, including satellites, aircraft, vehicles and ground sites, will help scientists investigate smoke during FIREX-AQ. Learn More
Some of the most sophisticated chemistry instruments ever built will help scientists explore the secrets of smoke. Learn More