Using Smoke Prediction Models for Prescribed Burning Planning
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Oct 19, 2011 12:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- Daniel Stratton, Air Resources, US Forest Service
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October 19th, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central)
10:00 am - 11:00 am (Mountain)
9:00 am - 10:00 am (Pacific)
What You Will Learn:
A variety of smoke management models are available for predicting emission production and smoke movement. These can be especially valuable for planning and conducting prescribed burns, yet few people are familiar with what different models can do and how or when to use them. This webinar will introduce the major characteristics of emission and smoke models such as the Fire Emission Production Simulator (FEPS), HYSPLIT, BlueSky, and VSmoke and will describe the uses and limitations of each. Data and computer requirements will be briefly mentioned, but the major focus will be on using the models for a series of case studies and applications. The webinar will be presented by U.S. Forest Service air resource specialists and will be an introduction to subsequent webinars or presentations by the Southern Fire Exchange that will focus on use of individual models. The primary objective is to increase the application of smoke science and prediction to prescribed burn planning across the South. This was identified as one of the highest priority needs in a survey of nearly 1000 southern fire managers and practitioners in 2009.