STATUS: IMPORTANT UPDATE 2/6/13 : THIS PAGE IS BEING REDESIGNED AND REIMPLEMENTED FOR THE 2013 WESTERN WILDFIRE SEASON. SOME FEATURES AND LINKS MAY BE BROKEN IN THE MEANTIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENENCE.
current fire information and interactive, while-you-wait trajectories produced by: SMARTFIRE system from STI and USFS AirFire
Fire information collected from satellites and ground reports coupled with the ability to generate trajectories on-the-fly. Trajectories are done using the HYSPLIT model and National Weather Service weather forecasts.
Interactive website - click to create trajectories
fully configurable while-you-wait modeling that allows comparison between models produced by: BlueSky Playground system by USFS AirFire and STI
Interactive website that allows the user to choose their fuel loadings, fire consumption model, and more. Outputs are viewable at every step and can be changed before continuing. Model runs done while-you-wait, including smoke impacts. Currently single fire only.
Customizable - input your fire information, change any modeled values
Interactive - view results while you wait
Uses a variety of meteorological data including National Weather Service forecasts
Fuels and consumption done on 1-km grid / smoke dispersion on meteorological grids (4-, 12-, and 30-km depending on source)
EASY TO USE
Playground is still in beta testing. We value your feedback.