Internet VSMOKE: a user-oriented system for smoke management
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): James T. Paul; Alan Dozier; Daniel Chan
Editor(s): Bret W. Butler; Wayne A. Cook
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • fire management
  • smoke dispersion
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 7538


The Georgia Forestry Commission has developed an Internet-based, user friendly version of a USDA Forest Service smoke dispersion model called 'VSMOKE.' The program provides an easy to use method to quickly evaluate what areas will likely be impacted by smoke from a wild or prescribed fire. This is particularly important in assessing air quality, public safety and health, and visibility along highways. This paper explains the program and use and interpretations, and looks in detail at the example of highway safety.

Online Link(s):
Paul, James T.; Dozier, Alan; Chan, Daniel. 2007. Internet VSMOKE: a user-oriented system for smoke management. Pages 427-439 In: Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne (comps.). The fire environment-innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. 26-30 March 2007; Destin, FL. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.