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Feb 10 & 11 / 2021

Miami, FL

William P. Mahoney III: Speaking at the The Heat and Fire Expo Miami

William P. Mahoney III

Director, Research Applications Laboratory  -  National Center for Atmospheric Research

Advancements in Predicting Wildfire Behavior

Extreme wildland fire behavior is caused by the interaction of dry and abundant fuels, wind, and low humidity. Two-way interactions between the heat and moisture released from the wildfire and atmosphere can result in localized extreme weather conditions that drive dangerous fire conditions. This talk will describe a new wildland fire behavior prediction system that is designed to capture this fire-weather interaction.