EGU21-16504, updated on 04 Mar 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16504
EGU General Assembly 2021
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The WMO Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning Advisory and Assessment System (VFSP-WAS): Concept, current capabilities, research and development challenges and the way ahead

Alexander Baklanov1, Boon Ning Chew2, Ariane Frassoni3, Christopher Gan2, Johann Georg Goldammer4, Melita Keywood5, Stéphane Mangeon6, Patrick M. Manseau7, and Radenko Pavlovic7
Alexander Baklanov et al.
  • 1World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Science and Innovation Department, BP2300, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre (ASMC), Singapore
  • 3Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (CPTEC), Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil
  • 4Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), D-79110, Freiburg, Germany
  • 5Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation, Oceans and Atmosphere, Melbourne, Australia
  • 6Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation, Data61, Brisbane, Australia
  • 7Environment and Climate Change Canada, Centre for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction, Canada

Vegetation fires – including the application of fire in land use, land-use change and uncontrolled wildfire – affect the functioning of the Earth System and impose significant threats to public health and security.  This paper presents the concept of a Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning Advisory and Assessment System (VFSP-WAS*). It describes the scientific rationale for the system and provides guidance for addressing the issues of vegetation fire and smoke pollution, including key research challenges. The paper  proposes the establishment of VFSP-WAS regional centers and describes  Potential examples of  this VFSP-WAS concept are described from two regions in (South-East Asia and North America) where regional centers will partner with Regional Fire Monitoring / Fire Management Resource Centers.

*) https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas/gaw/science/modelling-applications/vfsp-was 

How to cite: Baklanov, A., Chew, B. N., Frassoni, A., Gan, C., Goldammer, J. G., Keywood, M., Mangeon, S., Manseau, P. M., and Pavlovic, R.: The WMO Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning Advisory and Assessment System (VFSP-WAS): Concept, current capabilities, research and development challenges and the way ahead, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-16504, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16504, 2021.

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