Fire Weather

AirFire has a long history of work on fire weather.  These include examination of fire behavior – weather relationships, modeling of fuel moisture, and the creation of new indices that indicate the potential for extreme fire behavior.

Brian Potter of AirFire is one of the leads on the recently published synthesis of extreme fire behavior:

  • 2011:  Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers.  Werth, Paul A.; Potter, Brian E.; Clements, Craig B.; Finney, Mark A.; Goodrick, Scott L.; Alexander, Martin E.; Cruz, Miguel G.; Forthofer, Jason A.; McAllister, Sara S., Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-854. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 144 p. Download PDF from TreeSearch 
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