smoke management

Pilot Balloon Observations, 2016, Jefferson County Smoke Management

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COARC2016
Abstract: 
Pilot Balloon (PIBAL) observations are a major component of the daily decision-making process used in managing open field burning of grass seed and wheat fields in Jefferson County. PIBALs are used to track upper level wind direction and speed. They are released daily from the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Releases at potential burn sites allow for more accurate decision-making under marginal conditions. The PIBAL is essential in minimizing adverse smoke impacts on local communities.

Jefferson County Smoke Management Pilot Baloon Observation, 2009

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center 2009 Annual Report
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Series/Report number: 
09-08

Jefferson County Smoke Management Pilot Balloon Observation, 2008

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center 2008 Annual Report
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Series/Report number: 
sr1093

Jefferson County Smoke Management Pilot Balloon Observations, 2006

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center 2006 Annual Report
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Series/Report number: 
1072

Jefferson County Smoke Management Pilot Balloon Observations, 2005

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center 2005 Annual Report
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Series/Report number: 
1066
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