FIREX-AQ is primarily funded by the public through support of NOAA and NASA research. Hence, the full quality-assured dataset acquired from all aspects of the mission will be freely available to the public including to the international community. To ensure a timely availability of the final data, a deadline of six months from the end of data collection (likely from the date of the Fish Lakes National Forest prescribed burn) has been set for FIREX-AQ scientists to complete their quality checks, provide their data, and publish the full dataset to an open website.
FIREX-AQ data will be used by researchers around the globe to advance understanding of all the impacts of fire on the atmosphere and on humanity. The scientists that collected the data will have an intimate understanding of the collection techniques, uncertainties, limitations, and value. A primary investigator is responsible for each data set, and you are expected to adhere to the data policies and contact the primary investigator before using the data.