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BlueSky Modeling Framework This page refers to the BlueSky Modeling Framework, aka the BlueSky Framework and the BlueSky Smoke Modeling Framework, a scientific modeling framework used in modeling emissions and smoke from wildland fires.



BlueSky was originally conceived by Dr. Sue Ferguson, U.S. Forest Service and others in 1999-2000 as a modeling system capable of modeling smoke from multiple prescribed burns in order to provide guidance on whether the cumulative effects of the smoke modeling would cause substantial air quality impacts. The motivation behind the system was the Save Our Summers lawsuit in Washington State over agricultural burning practices related to grass farming and the perception that air quality rules were likely

BlueSky was originally developed by Dr. Narasimhan K. Larkin, U.S. Forest Service, as a modular framework in 2001 (version 1.0). Further development was done from 2002-2005 under the leadership of Dr. Susan O'Neill leading to the development of version 2.0. Again under the leadership of Dr. Larkin, and now in collaboration with Sonoma Technology, Inc., a complete re-write and restructuring was done in 2006-2008 to create version 3.0. Version 3.0 featured a more complete modularization using Python and later inclusion of web-service architecture.


The BlueSky Modeling Framework


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