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We’re advancing research in two areas critical to fire modeling: weather and fuel. Building on that body of work, we’re developing next-generation models to provide more accurate wildfire forecasts for the next week—and the rest of the century.
Funded by the California Energy Commission, Pyregence is firmly committed to the principles of open science. We believe that with more people examining a problem, the greater the chances it will be solved.
Pyregence
Extreme Wildfire and Microscale Weather Patterns
Webinar
Watch the Pyregence webinar
A Review of Regional and Microscale Weather Patterns Associated with California’s Extreme Wildfires

Dr. Janice Coen presents a look at how weather, at multiple scales from seasonal to microscale, combines to produce some of California’s most destructive wildfire events

Pyregence
Extreme Wildfire and Microscale Weather Patterns
Webinar
Watch the Pyregence webinar
A Review of Regional and Microscale Weather Patterns Associated with California’s Extreme Wildfires
Dr. Janice Coen presents a look at how weather, at multiple scales from seasonal to microscale, combines to produce some of California’s most destructive wildfire events
Pyregence
Extreme Wildfire and Microscale Weather Patterns
Webinar
Watch the Pyregence webinar
A Review of Regional and Microscale Weather Patterns Associated with California’s Extreme Wildfires
Dr. Janice Coen presents a look at how weather, at multiple scales from seasonal to microscale, combines to produce some of California’s most destructive wildfire events
We provide solutions for
UTILITY COMPANY EMPLOYEES

Reduce wildfire risks both to and from the power grid

FIRE RISK MANAGERS

Protect people, property, and natural resources

POLICYMAKERS

Make future-proof land use and development policies

THE PUBLIC​

Stay informed about wildfire risk in your area

UTILITY COMPANY EMPLOYEES

Reduce wildfire risks both to and from the power grid

FIRE RISK MANAGERS

Protect people, property, and natural resources

POLICYMAKERS

Make future-proof land use and development policies

THE PUBLIC​

Stay informed about wildfire risk in your area

UTILITY COMPANY EMPLOYEES

Reduce wildfire risks both to and from the power grid

FIRE RISK MANAGERS

Protect people, property, and natural resources

POLICYMAKERS

Make future-proof land use and development policies

THE PUBLIC​

Stay informed about wildfire risk in your area

OPEN-SOURCE PHILOSOPHY
RESEARCH & FORECASTING TOOLS
Study

Improving wildfire behavior forecasting requires a better understanding of weather conditions and fuel loads.

Extreme Weather and Wildfire

This team will ensure that utility companies and government agencies have the fire weather forecasts they need to make life-saving decisions. Using machine learning and wildfire simulation techniques, our scientists are evolving our understanding of the relationship between weather conditions and wildfires.

Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior

To understand fire behavior, you must first understand fuel loads. This team is improving the accuracy of fire behavior forecasting by increasing our understanding of the fuels available on the forest floor. Our scientists will map the current amount, types, and distribution of fuels, and project future fuel loads over the next 10–20 years. We’re also conducting laboratory experiments to better understand how different sizes and types of fuels burn under varying weather conditions.

Extreme Weather Conditions and Wildfire

This team will ensure that utility companies and government agencies have the fire weather forecasts they need to make life-saving decisions. Using machine learning and wildfire simulation techniques, our scientists are evolving our understanding of the relationship between weather conditions and wildfires.

Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior

To understand fire behavior, you must first understand fuel loads. This team is improving the accuracy of fire behavior forecasting by increasing our understanding of the fuels available on the forest floor. Our scientists will map the current amount, types, and distribution of fuels, and project future fuel loads over the next 10–20 years. We’re also conducting laboratory experiments to better understand how different sizes and types of fuels burn under varying weather conditions.

Extreme Weather Conditions and Wildfire

This team will ensure that utility companies and government agencies have the fire weather forecasts they need to make life-saving decisions. Using machine learning and wildfire simulation techniques, our scientists are evolving our understanding of the relationship between weather conditions and wildfires.

Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior

To understand fire behavior, you must first understand fuel loads. This team is improving the accuracy of fire behavior forecasting by increasing our understanding of the fuels available on the forest floor. Our scientists will map the current amount, types, and distribution of fuels, and project future fuel loads over the next 10–20 years. We’re also conducting laboratory experiments to better understand how different sizes and types of fuels burn under varying weather conditions.

Build

Our next-generation models will more accurately predict wildfire risk for the next week, and through 2099, taking into account climate change.

Wildfire Forecasting

Today’s fire forecasting models are decades old and unable to predict how fires will behave under current conditions. This team is working to improve predictions of where active fires will spread, when weather conditions exist that indicate increased fire danger, and where new destructive fires may occur. These forecasts will be delivered to every stakeholder who needs them, so that informed decisions can be made to protect people, property, and infrastructure.

Climate Change & Fire Projections

This team is creating next-generation models to simulate wildfire occurrence, size, severity, and smoke emissions through 2099. In order to support policies that promote resilience in the face of climate change, the team will develop a range of future wildfire risk projections that take into account different climate change scenarios, various options for managing California’s forests, and ways in which the state’s land may be developed.

Wildfire Forecasting

Today’s fire forecasting models are decades old and unable to predict how fires will behave under current conditions. This team is working to improve predictions of where active fires will spread, when weather conditions exist that indicate increased fire danger, and where new destructive fires may occur. These forecasts will be delivered to every stakeholder who needs them, so that informed decisions can be made to protect people, property, and infrastructure.

Climate Change & Fire Projection

This team is creating next-generation models to simulate wildfire occurrence, size, severity, and smoke emissions through 2099. In order to support policies that promote resilience in the face of climate change, the team will develop a range of future wildfire risk projections that take into account different climate change scenarios, various options for managing California’s forests, and ways in which the state’s land may be developed.

Wildfire Forecasting

Today’s fire forecasting models are decades old and unable to predict how fires will behave under current conditions. This team is working to improve predictions of where active fires will spread, when weather conditions exist that indicate increased fire danger, and where new destructive fires may occur. These forecasts will be delivered to every stakeholder who needs them, so that informed decisions can be made to protect people, property, and infrastructure.

Climate Change & Fire Projection

This team is creating next-generation models to simulate wildfire occurrence, size, severity, and smoke emissions through 2099. In order to support policies that promote resilience in the face of climate change, the team will develop a range of future wildfire risk projections that take into account different climate change scenarios, various options for managing California’s forests, and ways in which the state’s land may be developed.

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