Protecting the health of Australians through improved bushfire smoke forecasting
ECOS, Other, 21/10/2021, Ruth Dawkins
Air quality forecasting improvements will be able to provide hourly and daily information on pollutants in the air to help fire and environmental authorities, and the community. The devastation of the 2019/2020 bushfire season put unprecedented stress on communities and response teams, and the memories of that smoke-filled summer will remain for years to come. […] CSIRO has responded to this challenge by working with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and many stakeholders to develop a national prototype AQFx smoke forecasting system funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Agency.