Smoke Page

Contents:

-State Smoke Management Plans
-Estimate Fuel Loads
-Evaluate Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions
-Advanced Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions
-Obtain Current Fire Weather and Smoke Dispersion Information
-Determine Downwind Air Quality Impact
-Determine Smoke Plume Trajectory (forward/backward)
-Find Air Quality Monitoring Information
-Other Smoke Management Resources



State Smoke Management Plans



Estimate Fuel Loads

Digital Photo Series provides detailed fuel loading information for natural fuelbeds throughout the United States


Evaluate Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions

Use these tools to evaluate site fuel and fuel moisture to produce estimates of fuel consumption and smoke emissions



Advanced Fuel Consumption and Smoke Emissions

Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT version 2.0) is a software application that integrates the Fuel Characteristics Classification System, Consume, FEPS, Pile Calculator, and Digital Photo Series into a single user interface. As the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) evolves, integration of FFT modules is expected


Obtain Current Fire Weather and Smoke Dispersion Information

National Weather Service offers local fire weather products when user provides a specific location, such as forecasted Ventilation Index, Mixing Height and Transport Winds


Determine Downwind Air Quality Impact

VSmoke is a detailed planning tool that estimates downwind concentrations of particulate matter at 31 fixed distances, and how far and how well a person may see through the smoke plume at each distance
VSmoke-Web is a user-friendly tool which produces smoke plume overlays on a map or satellite image that represent expected downwind concentrations of particulate matter relative to the Air Quality Index and potential health impacts
Bluesky Playground - more advanced and able to account for more details affecting the smoke


Determine Smoke Plume Trajectory (forward/backward)

AirNow Tech is an EPA tool with a lot of capabilities: trajectories, fire detects, air monitoring data and much more. Go to the Navigator part of the site (the first time entering a username and password will need to be set up)


Find Air Quality Monitoring Information

Michigan
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Ontario


Other Smoke Management Resources

Satellite Imagery of Smoke Plumes (Imagery from MODIS, AIRS, MLS and OMI instruments)
Real-time data collected by temporary smoke monitors