Dataset associated with "Could the exception become the rule? "Uncontrollable" air pollution events in the U.S. due to wildland fires"
Exceptional events occur when air pollution in a specific location exceeds the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) due to an event that cannot be reasonably attributed to human activities, such as wildland fire. Ground-level ozone (O3) and particulate matter (PM) are EPA criteria pollutants regulated under the NAAQS. Smoke from wildland fires can increase PM and O3 concentrations downwind of fire and impact air quality, visibility, and health. Our analysis shows that the frequency of exceptional event reporting for particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters smaller than 2.5 m or ...
(For more, see "View full record.")