We are part of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Research and Development, specifically the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station’s Pacific Wildland Fire Science Laboratory. AirFire is one of four research teams with the USFS PNW’s Threat Characterization and Management Program. AirFire was founded in 2002 by Dr. Sue Ferguson (1953-2005). AirFire is based out of Seattle, Washington.
AirFire has done extensive national and international research in the follow areas:
Emissions, Smoke and Air Quality - development of a host of tools, new and improved scientific models, and comprehensive analysis which aid in smoke prediction, fire emissions and air quality
Fire Weather - examination of fire behavior – weather relationships, modeling of fuel moisture, and the creation of new indices that indicate the potential for extreme fire behavior
Climate - conducting a variety of studies on climate including climate patterns, climate variability, and climate change
A complete list of available tools can be accessed here
More information on the AirFire team and it’s work can be found here