The Cumulative Fire Impact is represented by the colored labels on the mobile home page.
The page shows the predicted potential contributions of smoke from each county to air quality in urban areas.
This information is based on the assumption that multiple fires will be occurring simultaneously across the
The model uses emission rates from burn days in prior years when air quality in downwind cities exceeded air quality standards. These data, coupled with currently predicted weather conditions, provide an overall look at air quality impacts for a two-day period. Data is generated daily, with each county colored to represent the predicted contribution of fires in that county to air quality in Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka.