PM2.5 Monitoring Site
This page is work in progress. Please check back for updates.
This is a tool that aggregates monitoring data for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from a number of sources.
The site is designed to allow data from the past 10 days to be accessed and visualized quickly. More functionality can be found in the PWFSL R Smoke Package.
Tools are provided for research purposes only, and may not accurately reflect what happened due to numerous reasons. Data are provisional; obtain data from original sources for official purposes. Use at own risk.
Monitoring Site Help:
- version 4 (current, introduced in April 2018)
- version 3 (deprecated) (2016-2017)
- version 2 (no longer available)
- version 1 (no longer available)
PM2.5 Monitoring Site Help: Using Interactive Map | Troubleshooting | Useful Tips
This tool works best under Google Chrome. Internet Explorer / Edge browsers in particular may have issues and features are not guaranteed to work.
Known Issues / Current Development
Work in Progress:
- Present diagraph timeseries across timezones in Data Report.
- Additional graphic coming
- Addition of statistical model coming
Air Resource Advisors should post questions / issues to the WFAQRP > #monitoring-v4-site channel.
External inquiries regarding the BlueSky Daily Run Viewer and the BlueSky Modeling Framework may be directed to Dr. Sim Larkin, USFS-AirFire, larkin (at) fs.fed.us.
The Monitoring Site is a tool developed by the USFS AirFire Team in conjunction with Mazama Science and the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences (UW SEFS).
Original design and concept:
- Original Concept and Project Lead: Sim Larkin, USFS AirFire
- Lead Developer: Mazama Science
- Jonathan Callahan (Contact), Helen Miller
- Additional Development
- Supporting Database, Compatibility, and Other Capabilities: Joel Dubowy, UW SEFS and David Askov, UW SEFS
Funding for the Monitoring Site is provided by the USFS, National Fire Plan, and DOI.