FireSmoke Canada

Welcome to the Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. We provide access to services and data for professionals in the air quality, health & safety, emergency management, and science & research communities as well as the public. We are also a community of practice that advances policies, plans & organizations to address wildland fire smoke issues.

Our primary service is smoke forecasts from wildland fires using the BlueSky Canada system. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2.5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

 

News

New Smoke Forecasts
March 31, 2021     The four BlueSky Canada daily smoke forecasts have been upgraded with a larger domain incorporating more emissions sources, improved meteorology over the larger domain, and produced using the new BlueSky Pipeline (BSP) modelling framework. The BSP framework improves emissions modelling and the integration of carryover smoke from previous forecasts, and positions BlueSky Canada to take advantage of new plume rise research and model development currently underway to further improve the smoke forecasts. View the current smoke forecast at firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/.
New Fire Weather Forecasts
March 31, 2021     The beta version of the BlueSky Canada Fire Weather Forecast (FWF) model is now operational and producing daily forecasts. The FWF is an implementation of the Fire Weather Index (FWI) System using BlueSky Canada gridded metorological forecasts, providing high-resolution spatial and temporal FWI forecast output for use in operational wildfire models and wildfire incident command briefings. The FWF is available as an interactive map with point forecast functionality and active model comparison to observed meteorology and FWI values. View the current FWF forecast at firesmoke.ca/forecasts/fireweather/current/.

SmartFire

Fire data acquisition, reconciliation and GIS database system. Data streams are available for browsing and downloading in multiple formats, as well as for use in modelling and forecasting systems.

Playground

Ad hoc, on-demand smoke modelling tool. Create emissions scenarios for prescribed burns and wildfires, then model and view the resulting smoke dispersion forecast.

Fire Weather

Interactive, high-resolution gridded Fire Weather Index forecasts for use in wildfire models and wildfire incident command briefings.


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