Wildland Fire / Air Quality Tools

This page provides links to the most recent versions of tools produced by the U.S. Forest Service PNW Research Station's Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory in support of the Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program and wildland fire operations.

SMOKE PRODUCTS

Monitoring

Real-time ground monitoring information

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Shows fine particulate (PM2.5) pollution data obtained from air quality monitors and sensors.


Historical ground monitoring information


Track COVID and air quality across the United States

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R-package for working with air quality monitoring data

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Short (6-18 min) training videos on the basics of satellite data for smoke and fire, and various web tools.

Modeling

Visualize daily smoke forecasts

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Forecast Meteorological Indices and Analyses for Smoke (8-km, WRF-GFS, western US) Contact: Bret Anderson

Daily forecast analysis of site location potential to reach Arctic

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Climatology

Climatology of conditions allowing for transport to the Arctic

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Ventilation Climate Information System-Climatology of mixing height, transport winds, and ventilation index

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Climatology of Convective Instability-Seasonal and monthly maps of atmospheric instability

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FIRE PRODUCTS

Forecasts

Forecasts of the Hot-Dry-Windy Index, an indicator of potential adverse weather conditions

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Experimental fire weather forecasts for the Pacific Northwest at 4 km


Experimental fire weather forecasts for CONUS at 12 km

Observations

GOES-16 fire detection viewer and data analysis tool. Restricted Access.


Marine layer diagnostic website


Climatology

Climatology of Convective Instability-Seasonal and monthly maps of atmospheric instability

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Seasonal and monthly maps of downburst climatology

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USER TOOLS

BlueSky Playground

PGv3.5 (try me!) What's new?
PGv3 (current) | PGv2 (previous)

Customized emissions and dispersion modeling. Two versions available.

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Emission Factor (EF) data repository and analysis tool


Customized trajectory modeling

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Tool for creating a published smoke outlook. Use is restricted to ARA use only. Authentication required.

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A mobile device focused app for determining smoke impacts in your area

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