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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Shyh-Chin Chen

4955 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: 951-680-1554
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Current Research

My work focuses on fire danger prediction, with a goal of mitigating the threat seasonal wildfires pose to lives, properties, and landscapes in Southern California's highly populated and fire-prone region.

Research Interests

Developing fire danger forecasts using meteorological climate models. Such applications are critical to fire danger management. I also simulate largescale weather patterns, which help to explain variations in regional climate.

In the future, I will continue to focus on fire danger and behavior predictions to contribute to the protection of communities.


  • University of Illisnois, Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences,

Publications & Products

Research Highlights


Long Range Prediction for Fire Danger and Fire Severity

Predicting the influence of weather on fire ignition and spread is an operational requirement for national fire planning by the National Interag ...


Seasonal Prediction for Fire Danger


Last updated on : 11/14/2013