2014 FireWork Performance Analysis
The system is provided with near-real-time information about fire locations and characteristics for both the USA and Canada. Once processed, wildfire emissions from individual sources are injected into elevated model layers based on plume-rise calculations, after which transport and chemistry calculations are performed. A detailed 2014 FireWork performance analysis was done for the entire summer period, with a focus on periods and regions with intense fire activity. A number of performance metrics will be presented, including subjective analysis from operational forecasters and external users. We will also present ongoing and future work planned for the FireWork-GEM-MACH system.