The trace gas emission fluxes from biomass burning sources (BB-FLUX) project (PI R. Volkamer) investigates biomass burning emissions in July-September 2018. Wildfires are a major source of trace gases and aerosols. Predicting their emissions, pollution transport, and secondary plume chemistry present challenges to atmospheric models.
The CU mobile SOF instrument aboard the Wyoming King Air (N2UW) aircraft explores a new remote sensing approach to quantify absolute emission fluxes that can be directly compared with models.


Frequency of wildfires from 1994-2013 (Source: FEMA). The white star indicates Boise, ID, where the campaign takes place, and the green and red circles indicate a 300 and 600 nmi radius from Boise, respectively, corresponding to the comfortable and maximum range of the N2UW.