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South Dakota State Univerisity, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Wildfires, forest management techniques

Wildfire Expert Available to Comment on California, Oregon, Washington Blazes

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fire, Combustion, Wildfires, Forest Fires, Forest Service, USDA, Fire Prediction, Fluid Dynamics, energy transfer, Chemical Reactions, Topography, Fuel Consumption, pyrolysis, Thermochemistry, Marginal Burning

Wildland Fire Modeling Can Lead to Better Predictions

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If we can better understand scientifically how wildland fires behave, we’ll have a better chance to accurately predict their evolution.

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K-State, Kansas State University, fire, Wildfire, Forest

Wildfires Expected to Cost More Than $1 Billion to Extinguish

Kansas Forest Service fire training specialist explains why fires are more difficult and costly to extinguish.

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fire, Fires, Wildfire, Wildfires, Climate Change, Western U.S., fire frequency, fre size, Geography

More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

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Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.

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Wildfire, Janice Coen, NCAR, National Center For Atmospheric Research, Fires, Computer Model, NSF, FEMA, NASA, Coupled Atmosphere-Wildland Fire Environment, CAWFE, weather simulations, Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, VIIRS

Scientists Nearing Forecasts of Long-Lived Wildfires

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Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for the first time, of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes. The technique, developed by a research team led by NCAR, combines detailed computer simulations with newly available satellite observations.

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New Insights on Wildfire Smoke Could Improve Climate Change Models

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Wildfire smoke is complicated. A new understanding of its many particles and their properties may lead to a clearer vision of Earth's future climate.

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Rim Fire, U.S. National Forests, Satellite Imagery Analysis, fire management techniques, Geospatial Sciences Center for Excellence

Fire Fighters Stretched Thin -- PL5, Says Wildfire Expert

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UC San Diego’s HPWREN Aids Firefighters in Chariot Fire

The high-speed data transmission network of the UC San Diego-based High-Performance Wireless and Research Education Network (HPWREN) is once again showing its utility as a public safety asset as firefighters battle the 7,000-acre Chariot Fire near Mount Laguna, east of San Diego.

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Springs Fire, Fire ecology, Los Angeles, Brush, Shrub

Expert: More Frequent Fires in California Changing Landscape

Dylan Schwilk can discuss the anatomy of the Springs Fire north of Los Angeles.

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Wildfires Can Burn Hot Without Ruining Soil

It’s well known that wildfires can leave surface soil burned and barren. But a new team's fiery test found that the hotter the fire — and the denser the vegetation feeding the flames — the less the underlying soil heated up, an inverse effect which runs contrary to previous studies and conventional wisdom.







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