Climate, fuels, fire and decisions: The making of national monthly and seasonal wildland fire outlooks

Timothy J. Brown, Gregg G. Garfin, Tom Wordell, Rick Ochoa, Barbara Morehouse

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Abstract

The need to address the national fire problem in the US by establishing protocols for producing monthly and seasonal wildland fire outlooks utilizing integrated information of climate, weather, fuels and fires, was presented. The first comprehensive seasonal fire potential outlook for the US was produced in a meeting of the fire weather meteorologists, fire and fuels specialists, management and climatologists. Communication between climate forecasters and geographic area coordination centers (GACC) specialists was strongly encouraged. The final outlook product was a combination of the quantitative information including historical, present and seasonal predictions and forecaster judgment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4483-4488
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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