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Project ID: 08-S-07

Year: 2008

Date Started: 06/01/2008

Date Completed: 10/01/2009

Title: Conversion of BlueSky Framework into Collaborative Web Service Architecture and Creation of Smoke Modeling Application

Project Proposal Abstract: This project will address the need for a collaborative architecture for scientific modeling that allows various scientific models to easily interact. By designing such a system to be modular as well, advantages derived from separating decision support user interfaces from scientific models can also be realized. The need for such a system has been documented by recent studies such as the JFSP Smoke Roundtables and the JFSP review of tools done by the Software Engineering Institute. This project addresses these needs by modifying the BlueSky Modeling Framework so that it can better serve as a collaborative architecture, and then utilizing this architecture to create an advanced application that could not otherwise be created. The BlueSky framework will be light-weighted so that it can better serve as a collaborative architecture. Models currently contained within BlueSky will then be wrapped into stand-alone modules. These modules will further be wrapped into web-services able to be run remotely through web-service protocols on the internet. This step removes the need for local installation and solves distribution issues. Once this is completed a unique game-playing application where a user can step by step walk through all of the model steps in the framework from fire information to smoke impact maps. At each step the user can choose the model they want to use. The resulting application will provide consistent access to all of the models in the BlueSky framework, and will allow users to "game-play" fire consumption, emissions, and smoke impact scenarios in real-time -- a capability never before developed. Changes made in fire size, fuel loadings, or any other data will automatically be carried through all the remaining steps, thereby allowing users to see the implications of these changes. This application will be useful for both RX-410 classes just learning about the various component models, as well as for decision support for managers needing to run multiple scenarios and understand the implications of various choices.

Principal Investigator: Narasimhan K. Larkin

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PNW-AirFire Research Team


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Sean Raffuse

Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Federal Cooperator

Narasimhan K. Larkin

Forest Service

PNW-AirFire Research Team


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Project Deliverables

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("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
  go to website 989 Website The BlueSky Playground website is a full-featured web-based application that supports modeling of smoke emissions and dispersion from wild and prescribed fires. The BlueSky Playground takes advantage of the web services provided by the BlueSky smoke modeling framework.
  go to website 991 Website This is a simple example webpage that shows the usage of bluesky framework web services. Developers can use this example when building their own web applications that take advantage of BlueSky web services.
  go to website 992 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm BlueSky Playground is a web-based software application that allows the user to run the models in the BlueSky Smoke Modeling Framework to estimate smoke emissions and impacts from fires in an interactive, while-you-wait mode.
    993 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentation at National Air Quality Conferences
    994 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentation and Pacific Coast Fire Conference
    995 Invited Paper/Presentation Presentation to NASA Biomass Burning Coordination Group workshop
    996 Poster Poster at PNW Science Summit
    997 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentation at CMAS Conference
    1006 Invited Paper/Presentation Presentation to WESTAR
    1007 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentation at Yellowstone Conference
    1008 Invited Paper/Presentation Presentation at NIFC
    1009 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentation at BlueSky meeting
  go to website 1051 Website A website has been established for BlueSky web services, including access to the code, documentation for running BlueSky as a web server, documentation for consuming BlueSky web services, examples scripts, and a custom application.
  go to website 7120 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm BlueSky Framework v3.1.0. The BlueSky framework has been extended to support web services. BlueSky can now be invoked as a web service and remote applications can request runs of any of the models within the framework.

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