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 efforts taken to provide integrated information and forecasts of weather, climate, fuels and fire are discussed. A National Fire Plan is established with an infusion of nearly two billion dollars for firefighting, hazardous fuels reduction, community assistance and accountability. Approximately 20 national interagency fire weather meteorologists are hired and Predictive Services are established. The geographic area coordination centers (GACC) provide logistical support and fire, weather and fuels intelligence for anticipated and ongoing wildfire activity for all federal and cooperating state fire supression agencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5291-5296
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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