Jason M. Forthofer, Bret W. Butler
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Fire Behavior

Record updated: May 18, 2018
NRFSN number: 16936

WindNinja is a standalone computer model designed to provide the user with simulations of surface wind flow. It is deterministic and steady state. It is currently being modified to allow the user to initialize the flow calculation using National Digital Forecast Database. It essentially allows the user to downscale the coarse scale simulations from meso-scale models to finer resolution.


Forthofer, J.; Shannon, K.; Butler, B. 2010. Initialization of high resolution surface wind simulations using NWS gridded data. In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 5 p.

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