“The Growing Risk and Burden of Wildfire Smoke”
Location: 241 Giannini (please bring your own lunch)
Abstract: We study the growing societal burden of wildfire smoke. Using a combination of remote sensing, machine learning, and causal inference, we quantify how exposure to wildfire-sourced particulate matter is changing across the contiguous US. We then use this information in a number of downstream tasks: we develop a new metric of wildfire severity related to population smoke exposures, we quantify the contribution of wildfire smoke to overall pollution trends, and we link smoke exposures to the universe of emergency department visits in CA to understand health impacts.