Bringing both national and regional perspectives to the issues, tools and decisions concerning smoke from wildland fires, this webinar will highlight a range of current perspectives, activities, developments and emerging issues for fire practitioners. Gary Curcio will introduce the AirFire's Wildland Smoke products and Incident Response Capability and demonstrate the Wildland Fire Decisions Support System (WFDSS) Air Quality Portal that includes Blue Sky and other key smoke tools. Kari Fleegel will outline how your local NWS office can help with smoke forecasting, whether its for a small prescribed burn or a large wildfire. A description of how to request and use HYSPLIT (Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory) Model runs will include a discussion of its potential in the Great Lakes area. Warren Heilman brings a future perspective, discussing some of the ongoing smoke monitoring and modeling research that may be important here in the Lake States. This webinar will be presented at 10:30 ET (9:30 CT) Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Hosted by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium.