January 3, 2019
Reno, Nev. (January 3, 2018): To protect communities in arid landscapes from devastating wildfires, preparation is key. New research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno may aid in the prevention of large fires by...
December 18, 2018
It’s safe to say that 2018 has been a great year for DRI. From launching new programs to engage community members in science and technology to making new strides in our core research areas, we’re proud of what we’ve...
March 30, 2022
A generous grant from the NV Energy Foundation will provide $150,000 to support DRI’s development of a Weather and Research Forecast advanced modeling tool that simulates weather, fire, and smoke for firefighting and prescribed fire operations.
July 22, 2020
On June 18, 2020, NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of the large light brown plume of Saharan dust over the North Atlantic Ocean. The image showed that the dust from Africa’s west coast extended almost...
September 26, 2018
Several DRI researchers reported on recent projects at the Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA) Fall Symposium in Reno this week. They were among engineers, resource managers, water rights professionals, and other...
July 31, 2019
Photo: Drone pilots look toward their aircraft flying through the smoke. Credit: DRI’s Dave Vuono. Fire science research using drone technology at DRI “It was sort of like a deep-sea exploration, with a submarine scanning...
March 25, 2021
Meet DRI scientist Nathan Chellman and learn about his work in the Ice Core Laboratory in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog.
What’s in the plume? Researchers compare health impacts of smoke from wildfires versus prescribed burnsBlog
October 26, 2020
wildfires often burn hotter and their plumes may include chemicals released by burning houses or other structures.
March 11, 2019
John Watson, Ph.D., is a research professor of air quality science with the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno. John specializes in air quality measurements, source apportionment (tracing...
June 30, 2020
This story was reposted with permission from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. CARSON CITY, Nev. – After investments totaling $4.3 million through the Knowledge Fund administered by the Nevada...