A recent article by Joint Fire Science Program Board Chair Dana Skelly discusses how to improve risk assessment and on the ground choices in the face of a wildland fire environment that grows increasingly extreme due to climate change.Continue Reading
The NWCG Guide to Fire Weather Forecasts, PMS 425, is for firefighters at all experience levels and for early- to mid-career fire weather meteorologists to guide them on the field expectations of their forecasts. Furthermore, it establishes mandatory and optional fire weather forecast variables for Incident Fire Weather Forecasts as produced by Incident Meteorologists (IMETs).
The content of Fire Weather, PMS 425-1, is now available for reference electronically. This guide, originally published in 1970, gives detailed information on fire weather and meteorological processes.Continue Reading
In this important concept paper, Pausas and Keeley (2021) outline the mechanistic flow of complex drivers of wildfire for fire prone ecosystems. In brief, with ignitions, fuel continuity, and drought saturation points simultaneously lowered by the right weather, wildfire will be triggered.Continue Reading
A new Southern Fire Exchange video features Jim Riddering, Ph.D., the Remote Sensing Program Manager at the National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis at the University of Montana. In this video Jim talks about his project at the 2017 multinational Prescribed Fire Science Consortium event held at Tall Timbers Research Station and Pebble Hill Plantation in North Florida and South Georgia.Continue Reading