Output Matrix

 What can I get from each tool?

Listing of which tools provide which output data:

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Output Climatological Data Current Conditions 1 Day Forecast 3 Day Forecast 7 Day Forecast
Surface Winds RAWS Wind Roses (o)
VCIS (m)
National FCAMMS Point (m)
National FCAMMS Map (m)
Transport Winds National FCAMMS Point (m)
National FCAMMS Map (m)
Mixing Height  VCIS (i) National FCAMMS Point (m)
National FCAMMS Map (m)
Ventilation Index VCIS (m) National FCAMMS Point (m)
National FCAMMS Map (m)
Haines Index National FCAMMS Point (m)
National FCAMMS Map (m)
Fire Locations SMARTFIRE (o)
Fire Consumption BlueSky Playground (m)
Fire Emissions BlueSky Playground (m)
Smoke Trajectories
SMARTFIRE (m)
Smoke Concentrations AirNow (o) National FCAMMS Point (m)
National FCAMMS Map (m)
BlueSky Playground (m)

Key:  (o) = observed data;  (m) = modeled data;  (i) = model interpolated observations;  see below for discussion

Is it observed or is it modeled?

Some tools provide model output data (shown as “o” in the table above) while others provide observational data (shown as “m” in the table above).  Additionally, some tools provide a mix of these types by presenting both modeled and observational data.  To complicate matters some tools present observation data that has been interpolated (typically to convert station or point data to a map) using model or statistical relationships (shown as “i” in the table above).  Such interpolated data can be considered a model/observation hybrid.

Typically forecast data is from a model.