William P. Mahoney III
Director, Research Applications Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Advancements in Predicting Wildfire Behavior
Extreme wildland fire behavior is caused by the interaction of dry and abundant fuels, wind, and low humidity. Two-way interactions between the heat and moisture released from the wildfire and atmosphere can result in localized extreme weather conditions that drive dangerous fire conditions. This talk will describe a new wildland fire behavior prediction system that is designed to capture this fire-weather interaction.