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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1087-1097, 2018
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23 Feb 2018
A low-cost particulate matter (PM2.5) monitor for wildland fire smoke
Scott Kelleher et al.


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Wildland fires, whether natural or prescribed, are increasing in frequency and magnitude worldwide. Smoke from these fires poses a threat to public and environmental health. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a low-cost monitor for wildland fire smoke. The monitor was designed to be compact, capable of real-time and time-integrated PM2.5 measures, and powered by a combination of solar and battery power. Initial field testing of this device gave encouraging results.
Wildland fires, whether natural or prescribed, are increasing in frequency and magnitude...