This page describes the effort behind the BlueSky Playground web tool. The tool itself is located at tools.airfire.org/playground/v2/. The current version of the tool is 2.0 and a beta version of the tool is live. Click here for a change log of modifications made to the Playground. Please report any bugs, issues, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BlueSky Playground would not be possible without the generous assistance and involvement of many people. We particularly wish to thank the model and data developers who have created the great fire information, fuels information, consumption models, emissions factors, meteorological forecasts, and dispersion models used within Playground.
Fuels Information Datasets
FCCS – Fuels Characteristic Classification System, U.S. Forest Service FERA Team, esp. Dr. Don McKenzie
LANDFIRE – U.S. Forest Service Missoula Fire Lab
CONSUME – U.S. Forest Service FERA Team, esp. Drs. Roger Ottmar, Susan Prichart, and Clint Wright also many thanks to MTRI and Prof. Nancy French.
EMISSIONS FACTORS / MODELS
FEPS – U.S. Forest Service FERA Team, esp. Dr. Sam Sandberg
HYSPLIT – NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, esp. Dr. Roland Draxlar
VSMOKE-GIS – U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station, esp. Dr. Scott Goodrick
National 12-km Forecast – from the National Weather Service NAM forecast model
PNW 4-km Forecast – from the Northwest Regional Modeling Consortium, lead Prof. Cliff Mass, University of Washington
California / Nevada 2-km Forecast – from the California / Nevada Smoke and Air Consortium (CANSAC), led by Prof. Tim Brown, Desert Research Institute
Project Lead and Original Concept: Sim Larkin, U.S. Forest Service AirFire Team
Development Work: Sonoma Technology, Inc.
Development Project Manager: Sean Raffuse, STI
Development Team (STI): Thom Dedecko, John Stilley, Ken Craig, Alan Healy, Daniel Pryden
Joint Fire Science Program
National Fire Plan
U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management
U.S. Forest Service Wildfire RD&A