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Project ID: 04-4-1-04

Year: 2004

Date Started: 08/30/2004

Date Completed: 10/11/2006

Title: Development of Training Resources for Application of BlueSkyRAINS in Smoke Management and Fire Operations

Project Proposal Abstract: We propose to develop training resources to facilitate application of the BlueSky modeling framework and its Rapid Access Information System (RAINS) to Smoke and Fire Management and Operations. BlueSkyRAINS, developed under the National Fire Plan in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency, provides real-time predictions of surface smoke concentrations from prescribed fire and wildfire activities. Incident command teams, burn bosses, and air regulators already have begun to use the system to help plan fire operations, assess potential impacts, and negotiate for greater burning opportunities. Unfortunately, the variety of products and impressive capabilities of BlueSkyRAINS remain underutilized. We propose to develop tools that will walk users through on-line tutorials and real-life examples. In addition, we will build on-line help pages to explain specific features of BlueSky, RAINS, and the associated weather products. Finally, we will develop a 2 hour lesson plan to be included in smoke management training.

Principal Investigator: Jeanne Hoadley

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Sue A. Ferguson

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Co-Principal Investigator

Rob Wilson

EPA-Environmental Protection Agency

Region 10-Pacific Northwest

Federal Cooperator

Jeanne Hoadley

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network




Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies




Southern Rockies



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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    1166 Government Publication BlueSkyRAINS User’s Guide (Versions 1.0 and 1.1)
    1167 Government Publication RX-410 Smoke Management
    1244 Government Publication BlueSkyRAINS User’s Guide (Versions 1.0 and 1.1)
    1249 Government Publication RX-410 Smoke Management
    3031 Traning Session  
    3032 Traning Session  
  go to website 3037 Website  
  go to website 3038 Website  
  go to website 3039 Website  
  go to website 3040 Website  
    2777 Traning Session  
    2778 Traning Session  
    3286 Conference/Symposia/Workshop BlueSkyRAINS Annual Meeting 2005
  go to website 2487 Website  
  go to website 2488 Website  
  go to website 2489 Website  
  go to website 2490 Website  
    2550 Conference/Symposia/Workshop BlueSkyRAINS Annual Meeting 2005
    5252 Traning Session  
    5253 Traning Session  
    5254 Traning Session  
    5255 Traning Session  

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