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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: Real time forecasts will be produced for the 2018 fire season beginning in May. Example forecasts from a previous fire season are available via the 'Forecasts' tab to the left.

UAFSMOKE is an initiative supported by 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.