Outlook Editor

Outlook Editor

The Outlook Editor is designed to assist ARAs in creating a published smoke outlook. The tool is restricted for ARA use only.

Published smoke outlooks are available on the Wildland Fire and Air Quality Resource Program site located at https://smoke.wildlandfiresmoke.net

Tool Link

Access to all versions is restricted. See the Help page for more information.

Current Version:

    • Version 4 is the current version. It was deployed in Spring 2018

Production Version:

Practice Version:

Old Versions:

    • Versions 2 and 3 were development versions that have been superseded.

    • Version 1 has been deprecated and is no longer available.


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

    • Additional Monitor Locations cause Editor to hang

    • 508c compliance

    • Additional images needed

    • Additional QR codes needed

    • Improved HTML format

    • Overwrite and de-confliction logic


Air Resource Advisors should use the standard question channel to obtain answers to questions about the Outlook Editor.

All others may contact: Dr. Sim Larkin, USFS-AirFire, at larkin (at) fs.fed.us


The Outlook Editor 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: Sim Larkin, USFS-AirFire

Lead Developer: Mazama Science (contact: Jonathan Callahan, additional development: Helen Miller)

Supporting Services Development: Joel Dubowy, UW SEFS

Funding for the Outlook Editor was provided by the USFS.

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