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Photo of A Hot-Dry-Windy analysis using
historical weather data for the Pagami Creek Fire (Minnesota, 2011) showing
very high HDW values for the day when the fire spread was greatest.
ID: 1445
Fire Weather Prediction Tool Modernizes Science Behind Forecasts

Fire weather forecasters need accurate and proven tools to help them anticipate when weather conditions can make wildfires dangerous for fire ma ...

Principal Investigator : Joseph J. (Jay) Charney

Inventory and Monitoring
Wildland Fire and Fuels
Photo of Instrumented towers set up within and in the vicinity of prescribed fires in the New Jersey Pine Barrens provide critical meteorological and air quality data for validating smoke prediction tools.  Nicholas Skowronski, Forest Service
ID: 320
Fireflux Experiments Improve Safety of Prescribed Burns in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Predicting the effects of smoke from low-intensity prescribed fires on local air-quality is being made easier by new tools developed by Forest S ...

Principal Investigator : Joseph J. (Jay) Charney

Wildland Fire and Fuels
Water, Air, and Soil
Photo of Monthly climatology of Northeastern United States wildfires for the Appalacian Mountains (region 1, black) and the coastal plain (region 2, grey). Forest Service
ID: 31
Scientists Develop Wildfire Weather Climatology for the Northeastern United States

Knowing where and why large wildfires have occurred in the past can help weather forecasters and fire managers predict future events with greate ...

Principal Investigator : Joseph J. (Jay) Charney

Wildland Fire and Fuels2012NRS
Photo of Dustin Smith takes field weather observations during a 2010 prescribed burn in Idaho.
ID: 1427
The Hot-Dry-Windy Index improves fire weather forecasting

A new tool helps fire managers anticipate when wildfires could become erratic or dangerous.

Principal Investigator : Joseph J. (Jay) Charney

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildland Fire and Fuels
Inventory and Monitoring
Wildlife and Fish
Photo of Example of prescribed fire adjacent to a forest gap in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Warren E. Heilman, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1053
The Influence of Forest Gaps on Fire-Atmosphere Interactions

Model simulations have been used to examine how gaps in forest stands can affect the response of the atmosphere to low-intensity wildland fires ...

Principal Investigator : Joseph J. (Jay) Charney

Wildland Fire and Fuels2016NRS