Development of Experimental FCAMMS National Forecast Products - Bluesky

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DAS Brown, Timothy J 03/21/2008 - 09/30/2011 USDA - Forest Service

Project Description

The purpose of this agreement is to produce and evaluate national smoke predictions using National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts and the BlueSky smoke modeling framework This data and the research are essential for AirFire to continue its efforts to improve weather forecast accuracy for wildland smoke and fire decision support tools. The research is important for the Desert Research Institute's work on smoke forecasting for the California-Nevada Smoke and Air Committee (CANSAC). Specific objectives of the agreement include: 1. Produce smoke forecasts out to 8 days using NWS NAM and GFS forecast models and the BlueSky smoke modeling framework during the summer of 2008. 2. Evaluate forecast accuracy and trends in accuracy over the 8-day forecast period for the smoke forecasts.