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Weather and Climate Perspectives on the Historic 2020 Colorado Drought and Wildfires

Date: February 16, 2021
Presenter(s): Russ S. Schumacher
Description:

Presenter: Russ Schumacher, Associate Professor of Meteorology, Colorado State Climatologist This webinar is part of the Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series hosted by the Colorado State University, the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network and the Forest Stewards Guild. Record-breaking wildfires were just one of the remarkable things about 2020. What factors contributed to these catastrophic fires? Several aspects of the 2020 wildfire season will be discussed in this interactive webinar series. It will draw from a variety of experience from fire managers, fire policy experts, and fire scientists. Topics include, but are not limited to: Regional fire history, ecology, and policy Factors contributing to large fire growth Prevention tactics involved in increased future wildfire resilience Short and long-term land management and outlook

Recording Length: 0:58:56

Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Weather, Fire & Climate, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke Emissions, Smoke Emissions and Inventory, Smoke Monitoring
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 22802
FRAMES RCS number: 62820
Record updated: Mar 9, 2021