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Weather forecast verification for fire behavior predictions

Date: February 27, 2014
Presenter(s): Ryan Leach

Interpret results from a verification study of the NDFD grids from the local Missoula Weather Forecast Office and the implications for fire behavior forecasts that use NDFD data. Afternoon temperature, minimum humidity, and winds are investigated specifically, and the effects on a fire behavior forecast are evaluated with BehavePlus. The results have implications for some fire behavior models run from WFDSS, especially those that use wind forecasts from the NDFD.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12876
FRAMES RCS number: 18746
Record updated: Apr 20, 2017