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TOPOFIRE: Topographically resolved drought and wildfire danger monitoring

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Hot-Dry-Windy Index: A new fire weather index

View article. The Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) is used to provide the meteorological data for calculating the indices. Our results indicate that HDW can identify days on which synoptic-and meso-alpha-scale weather...

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Burning for butterflies: Weather and fuel conditions for butterfly habitat

View research brief. In this study, researchers measured vegetation structure and fuel moisture (pre-burn), weather conditions, belowground heat dosages, and peak temperatures (during the burn), and burn severities and unburned refugia (post-burn)...

High-severity fire: Key drivers and mapping its probability across western US forests

View article. Here, we explore the drivers of high-severity fire for forested ecoregions in the western US over the period 2002–2015. We found that live fuel, on average, was the most important...

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Decreasing fire season precipitation increased recent western US forest wildfire activity

View article. This study shows that previously unnoted declines in summer precipitation from 1979 to 2016 across 31–45% of the forested areas in the western United States are strongly associated with burned...

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Dramatic declines in snowpack in the western US

View article. This report found that records across the western US now show declines, of which 33% are significant (vs. 5% expected by chance) and 2% are significant and positive (vs. 5%...

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Sensitivity of US wildfire occurrence to pre-season soil moisture conditions across ecosystems

View article. This study found that cross-validated results generally indicate a higher occurrence of smaller fires when months preceding fire season are wet, while larger fires are more frequent when soils are...

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Severe fire weather potential mapping system

View interactive map. A mobile-friendly, current, interactive fire risk map.

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Great Basin Weather Applications

Access website. Data, weather, and tools to provide timely and site-specific information about long-term patterns of weather and microsite variability for rangeland restoration planning and management.

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Fire season primer 2018

Register. Fire Season Primer 2018; Advanced Fire Environment Learning Unit Prepare for the upcoming fire season by learning to use existing tools better, learn about new tools and forthcoming changes to weather...