Assessing the value of increased model resolution in forecasting fire danger

  • Authors: Hoadley, Jeanne; Rorig, Miriam; Westrick, Ken; Bradshaw, Larry; Ferguson, Sue; Goodrick, Scott; Werth, Paul
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Second International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress And Fifth Symposium On Fire and Forest Meteorology, November 16-20, Orlando, Florida, p. 1-5

Abstract

The fire season of 2000 was used as a case study to assess the value of increasing mesoscale model resolution for fire weather and fire danger forecasting. With a domain centered on Western Montana and Northern Idaho, MM5 simulations were run at 36, 12, and 4-km resolutions for a 30 day period at the height of the fire season. Verification analyses for meteorological parameters that influence fire danger rating were done for observation sites within the model 4km domain.

  • Citation: Hoadley, Jeanne; Rorig, Miriam; Westrick, Ken; Bradshaw, Larry; Ferguson, Sue; Goodrick, Scott; Werth, Paul 2003. Assessing the value of increased model resolution in forecasting fire danger. In: Second International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress And Fifth Symposium On Fire and Forest Meteorology, November 16-20, Orlando, Florida, p. 1-5
  • Keywords: fire weather, fire danger forecasting, model resolution
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: March 17, 2016
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