FIRE WEATHER

CA firefighters
Firefighters

TRAINING --

o COMET Modules: MedEd http://www.meted.ucar.edu/topics_fire.php

  •  Advanced Fire Weather Forecasters Course Orientation
  •  Assessing Fire Danger
  •  Dispersion Basics
  •  Fire Behavior
  •  Fire Model Matrix
  •  Fire Weather Climatology
  •  Fire Weather Forecasting: Clear Communications
  •  Fire Weather Grid Techniques: Relative Humidity and Dewpoint Temperatures
  •  History of the Incident Meteorologist Program
  •  Imaging with NPOESS VIIRS: A Convergence of Technologies and Experience
  •  Introduction to Fire Behavior: Influences of Topography, Fuels, and Weather on Fire Ignition and Spread
  •  Mesoscale Meteorology Effects on Fire Behavior
  •  Multispectral Satellite Applications: Monitoring the Wildland Fire Cycle
  •  PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 1
  •  PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 2
  •  Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster (POES) Module 1: POES Introduction
  •  Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection
  •  Stability, Smoke Management, and Fire Weather Forecasting
  •  The Structure of the NWS Fire Weather Program

o NWS Training Center http://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/index.html
o National Wildland Fire Training http://www.nationalfiretraining.net
o NWS WFO Seattle http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew//fire/olm/NWSFWX.htm


PAPERS --

o NWS Western Region Technical Memoranda

  •   Effects of Wildfire in the Mountainous Terrain of Southeast Arizona: An Empirical Formula to Estimate 5-Year Peak Discharge from Small Post-Burn Watersheds
    William B. Reed and Mike Schaffner, June 2007

  •   Effects of Wildfire in the Mountainous Terrain of Southeast Arizona: Empirical Formulas to Estimate from 1-Year through 10-Year Peak Discharge from Post-Burn Watersheds
    William B. Reed and Mike Schaffner, July 2008
o NWS Western Region Technical Attachments
  •   Effects of Wildfire in the Mountainous Terrain of Southeast Arizona: Post-Burn Hydrologic Response of Nine Watersheds
    By Mike Schaffner and William B. Reed

  •   Evaluation of Post-Burn Hydrologic Recovery of a Small Mountainous Watershed: Upper Campo Bonito Wash in Southern Arizona
    By Mike Schaffner and William B. Reed

  •   A Procedure for Forecasting Dry Thunderstorms in the Great Basin using the Dynamic Tropopause and Alternate Tools for Assessing Instability
    By Jim Wallmann

o NWS Western Region Technical Attachment Lites
  •   Limitations of Red Flag Warning Criteria in the Prediction of Large Fire Growth in Complex Terrain
    Todd Chambers and Don Moore, WFO Billings, MT

  •   The Topanga Fire: A Dramatic Response to Topography, Fuels, and Critical Fire Weather Conditions
    Richard Thompson, WFO Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA

  •   Some Interesting Characteristics of Southern California Wildfires and the Resulting Waterman Flash Flood/Mudslide Event of December 25, 2003
    Ivory J. Small and Joseph Dandrea, WFO San Diego, CA

  •   A Nocturnal Thunderstorm Event on August 6, 2003 - A Weather Event Simulation
    Jon Mittelstadt, WFO Pendleton, OR
o Other NWS Western Region Tech Memos

o Desert Research Institute research projects http://www.cefa.dri.edu/Current_Research/ current_cefa_projects.php

Smoke from Satellite
Smoke on Satellite from Calif. fires

Smoke at Sunset
Smokey Sunset

TOOLS --

o BUFKIT http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/bufkit/bufkit.html

DATA --

o National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) GIS compatible 2.5 km for western United States WFOs and GACCs
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/gis/?fire=1

o RAWS Climatologies http://cefa.dri.edu/Cefa_Products/RAWS/raws_home.php

o RAWS Observations http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/wraws

o MesoWest ROMAN http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/roman/index_states.html

LINKS --

o National Interagency Fire Center http://www.nifc.gov/

o Environment Canada Wildland Fire http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/en_CA/fwmaps/fwi

o NWS Western Region Fire Weather http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/main.php

o NWS Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/overview.html

o Fire Weather Terminology http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/fire/terminology.php


Information for the FireWeather section provided by John Lovegrove