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Assessing the value of increased model resolution in forecasting fire danger

Author(s): Jeanne L. Hoadley, Miriam L. Rorig, Kenneth Westrick, Larry S. Bradshaw, Sue A. Ferguson, Scott L. Goodrick, Paul A. Werth
Year Published: 2003

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 L.; Rorig, Miriam L.; Westrick, Kenneth; Bradshaw, Larry S.; Ferguson, Sue A.; Goodrick, Scott L.; Werth, Paul. 2003. Assessing the value of increased model resolution in forecasting fire danger. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress and the 5th Symposium on fire and forest meteorology; 2003 November 16; American Meteorological Society. p. 1-5.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Extreme Fire Behavior, Case Studies, Fire Prediction
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Hot Topic(s): Fire Behavior Prediction
NRFSN number: 10969
FRAMES RCS number: 2499
Record updated: Jun 13, 2018