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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


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: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: List of BlueSky-enabled operational and experimental forecasts and tools, research studies, and more.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Prescribed fire
Wildland fire
Agricultural fire
ClearSky
Rapid Access INformation System
RAINS


Personnel
SIM LARKIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 206-732-7828
Email: larkin at airfire.org


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-08-05
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-06-21



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