Smoke monitoring

Recording concentrations of airborne pollutants from fire may be performed using a variety of instruments. Smoke monitoring devices for particulate matter include:

  • Gravimetric monitors
  • Optical monitors
  • Beta Attenuation monitors

  • Ozone monitoring can be conducted via:
  • Passive samplers
  • Portable continuous samplers
  • For more information, you may look up the above bulleted terms within Smokepedia.

    Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group Smoke Committee. (In Draft) Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire, Edition 2. National Park Service. 2007. Air Quality Monitoring Protocol and Standard Operating Procedures for the Sonoran Desert Network.