FIREX-AQ Resources


NASA, NOAA and university partners are taking to the skies, and the ground, to chase smoke from fires burning across the U.S. FIREX-AQ is starting in Boise, Idaho, with a long-term of goal of improving our understanding of how smoke from fires affects air quality across North America. Video: NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio.


NASA Fire and Smoke

NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team

Fire Weather Research Laboratory at San José State University


NOAA tweet chat
The NOAA tweet chat on 29 August 2019 marked the second busiest individual day on the NOAAClimate twitter handle in the prior 6 months earning ~150,000 views. The chat featured three scientists who are part of the NOAA CPO Atmospheric Chemistry Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4) Program-supported FIREX-AQ field campaign. Joshua "Shuka" Schwarz (NOAA ESRL CSD mission scientist and primary mission contact), Steven Brown (NOAA ESRL CSD) and Kelley Barsanti (UC Riverside and AC4-funded) answered questions from the public on what FIREX-AQ is all about, why studying smoke is important, and how planes measure smoke in the first place. NOAA posted select Q&A of the discussion.