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Welcome to SMOKE.ARSC.EDU!

The Weather Research and Forecasting model with inline Chemistry and fire plume rise dynamics (WRF/Chem) is used as core model to forecast the atmospheric dispersion of smoke downstream from Alaska wildfires. Forecasts for up to 72 hours are updated daily with current fire and weather information.

Note: The fire season ended and no real time forecasts are available during the winter. New daily model runs will start in June 2014.

UAFSMOKE is an initiative supported by the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center and the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in cooperation with colleagues from NOAA's Global System Division, Brazil's Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (CPTEC/INPE), and the USFS Missoula Fire Sciences Lab.