UAFSMOKE aids forecasts for Dry Creek Fire

September 19, 2012

UAFSMOKE forecast for Dry Creek Fire, September 18, 2012Do you still smell smoke in the air in the Fairbanks area? According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, the Dry Creek Fire was last observed September 18 and was reported as "five percent active smoldering and burning in grass and hardwoods. The movement to the North was stopped by McDonald creek." The Dry Creek Fire is now the largest in Alaska at 47,154 acres.

To see the wildfire smoke prediction for this fire and the PM2.5 distribution, visit the UAFSMOKE project at the link below. It's joint project between the Geophysical Institute and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. 

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UAFSMOKE image from Sept., 18, 2012.