The Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) now offers a minimum travel time fire spread (MTT), or short term fire behavior model. Uses include contingency and holding plans for prescribed fire, estimating wildfire impacts to values at risk, and potential wildfire threats to fuel breaks.Continue Reading
Hosts: National Weather Service, North Carolina Climate Office, the Southern Fire Exchange, North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council, the Joint Fire Science Program, and the University of Florida
Scott Kennedy, Meteorologist, National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City
Corey Davis, Applied Climatologist, North Carolina Climate Office
Webinar Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the National Weather Service fire weather forecast products and tools as well as the Fire Weather Intelligence Portal. Presentations will include a discussion about the intended uses and caveats for each of the products. Following the presentations there will be time for audience Q/A with the speakers.Continue Reading
Host: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Presenters: Rebecca Ward, North Carolina Assistant State Climatologist, Katherine Hegewisch, Research Scientist at the University of Idaho, Jeff Marti, Drought Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology
Learn about two toolkits that support drought monitoring and drought decision-making across the lower 48 states: the Integrated Water Portal and The Climate Toolbox.
The Integrated Water Portal brings together water data from several different agencies into a map-driven data exploration and visualization tool that is designed to support drought monitoring at state and basin scales. This site allows users to quickly explore regional and local water conditions with a focus on surface and near-surface supplies.
The Climate Toolbox is a set of mapping/graphing tools that can be used to explore climate/hydrology data in real-time with comparisons to the past and insight into the future (sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasts and future projections) at gridded locations.
The presentation will also feature users’ perspectives, including how the State of Washington’s Drought Coordinator uses The Climate Toolbox for state drought monitoring.
Additional information about the webinar can be found here.