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National Air Quality Forecast System (AQFS) Smoke Forecast Graphic Display
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The National Weather Services National Air Quality Forecast System (AQFS) Wildland Fire Smoke Forecast (WFSF) Experimental Graphic Display is a web-based presentation of gridded forecast smoke dispersion guidance produced by NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory and Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Environmental Prediction (NCEP)and using the HYSPLIT dispersion model. The dispersion model is preconfigured to run over the entire country once-a-day using the 0600 UTC NAM meteorological forecast. Hourly average output maps of primary PM2.5 air concentration are produced using the actual fire locations from the previous day obtained from NOAAs NESDIS Hazard Mapping System. The dispersion simulation consists of two parts: 1) a 24 h analysis simulation run for the previous day, and 2) a 48 h forecast simulation, which assumes that yesterday's fires will continue to burn for the next two days. The smoke particle positions at the end of each analysis period are used to initialize the next day's analysis simulation.
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