California Wildfires: Expert available to discuss wildfire simulations supporting fire prevention and planning

Article ID: 657519

Released: 11-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Predicting fire behavior and better-managing land use and prescribed burns are all key to dialing-back the destructive impact of wildfires. Rod Linn can talk about research that helps the fire community fine-tune prescribed burn tactics and better manage lands and also help incident commanders in the field respond more quickly to the quick-changing demands of high-risk wildland firefighting.

Linn spearheaded research and development of the FIRETEC tool used by the Forest Service to model the complex interactions between fire, terrain, vegetation, fuel, and weather.


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