RENO - Researchers at Nevada’s Desert Research Institute want to hear your wildfire stories, and they’ve provided an app for your smartphone to do it.
As part of a research collaborative with the Wildland Fire Management Research, Development and Application (RD&A) program, the newly launched “Fire Stories”project is an effort to understand extreme and unexpected wildfire behavior through human experience. Read press release...
In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a team of scientists led by Rajan Chakrabarty, Ph.D from the DRI report the observation of a previously unrecognized form of soot particle, identified by the authors as "superaggregates," from wildfire emissions.
Scientists at DRI are developing and testing new ideas that could ultimately help predict the kinds of extreme summer weather that has occurred across the U.S., such as the all-time high temperatures recorded in numerous Western cities in June, Arizona’s deadly wildfires and last year’s drought in the Midwest.
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Using a dust detection device patented by Desert Research Institute scientists, Dr. Vic Etyemezian and George Nikolich have the ability to identify how an air-borne disease known as Valley Fever is spread.
Discussions to focus on engaging communities in science and research
LAS VEGAS – In a candid dialogue about climate change, researchers from the Desert Research Institute are speaking at the two-day EPSCoR Western Tri-State Consortium conference. The workshop will highlight how scientists and policy makers’ will work together to accommodate climate change in their future planning and research initiatives. Read Full Press Release...
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