Data and Products of the Regional Air Quality Deterministic Prediction System FireWork
Smoke from wildfires in forests and grasslands can be a major source of air pollution for Canadians. The fine particles in the smoke can be a serious risk to health, particularly for children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease. Because smoke may be carried thousands of kilometres downwind, distant locations can be affected almost as severely as areas close to the fire. To help Canadians be better prepared, wildfire smoke forecast maps are available through the Government of Canada’s FireWork system. FireWork is an air quality prediction system that indicates how smoke from wildfires is expected to move across North America over the next 72 hours.
How to access the data
This data is available from the MSC GeoMet API / web services and the MSC Datamart data server:
- Data available via the GeoMet-Weather geospatial web services
- GRIB2 data available on the MSC Datamart
An overview and examples to access and use the Meteorological Service of Canada's open data is available. Example of a web map configured to display the
RAQDPS-FW.EATM_PM2.5-DIFF layer served by MSC GeoMet:
The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use of this data.
MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy
The MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy determines what constitutes an acceptable use of MSC Open Data services and provides users best practices for optimal use.
The chronology of changes to operational systems is available in the changelog.