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Blue Sky Rains: A Web-Based Information System to Help Manage Prescribed Burning, Wildland Fires and Agricultural Burning
Entry ID: BLUE_SKY_RAINS
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Summary
Abstract: Blue Sky Rains was developed by the USDA Forest Service to predict surface smoke concentrations from prescribed fire, wildfire and by integrating with the ClearSky system, agricultural fire. The results of BlueSky are viewed via RAINS (the Rapid Access Information System), a system developed by the EPA which relies upon ArcIMS, ArcSDE and MS SQL server technology. Thus, BlueSkyRAINS merges the technology of RAINS with the latest available science and knowledge regarding fire and smoke dispersion from the BlueSky framework to yield an interactive web-based regional forecast of smoke concentrations overlain on a variety of sensitive receptors. In this way, land managers, regulators, and the general public can view the potential smoke impacts from regional burning activities.
Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: List of BlueSky-enabled operational and experimental forecasts and tools, research studies, and more.

Link: GET SERVICE
Description: The technical information needed to understand, download, and install the BlueSky framework.
Service Citation
Originators: Larkin N.K., O'Neill S.M., Solomon R., Raffuse S., Strand T., Sullivan D., Krull C., Rorig M., Peterson J., Ferguson S.A.
Title: Blue Sky Rains: A Web-Based Information System to Help Manage Prescribed Burning, Wildland Fires and Agricultural Burning
Provider: U.S. Forest Service
URL: http://www.airfire.org/bluesky/
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Service Provider
Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Service Provider Personnel
Name: SIM LARKIN
Phone: 206-732-7828
Email: larkin at airfire.org
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

SIM LARKIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 206-732-7828
Email: larkin at airfire.org
Publications/References
Larkin N.K., O'Neill S.M., Solomon R., Raffuse S., Strand T., Sullivan D., Krull C., Rorig M., Peterson J., Ferguson S.A. 2009: The BlueSky smoke modeling framework. Inter. J. Wildland Fire, in press.

O’Neill S.M., Larkin N.K., Hoadley J., Mills G., Vaughan J.K., Draxler, R.R., Rolph, G., Ruminski M., Ferguson S.A., 2009: Regional real-time smoke prediction systems. In: S. V. Krupa, editor: Developments in Environmental Science, Vol 8, Wild Land Fires and Air Pollution, A. Bytnerowicz, M.J. Arbaugh, A.R. Riebau and C. Andersen. The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2009, pp. 499–534.

O'Neill S.M., Hoadley J.L, Ferguson S.A., Solomon R., Peterson J., Larkin N.K., Peterson R., Wilson R., Matheny D. 2005: Applications of the BlueSkyRAINS smoke modeling system. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Sept 2005, 20-23.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-08-05
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-03-07
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