New research from Pyregence shows that during Diablo events, strong winds can be detected high in the atmosphere hours before they descend to the surface—information that could provide critical advance warning of dangerous fire weather conditions.
Pyregence has taken on a dual mission: first, conduct basic research to understand the climate and fuel conditions driving the new era of severe wildfires; and second, use the results of that research to help build the next generation of wildfire risk models.
Learn about the Pyregence project, and the innovations we’re planning to fire risk models in order to provide more accurate wildfire forecasts.We’ll show you the framework we’ve built for our web-based tool (now in beta) and lay out our plans for the future .
Register now for a June 18 webinar, taking place from 1-2:30 PM Pacific time, to learn how you can use a new fire forecasting tool from the Pyregence Consortium.
Open source and freely available to all, the Pyregence forecasting tool differs from anything else currently available, offering forecasts to three specific audiences: residents of active fire zones, electric utility companies, and agencies responsible for forest management and emergency response.
Work Group 1, the team within Pyregence focused on understanding the effects of historical weather on fire growth, recently completed an analysis of the state’s fire activity record. Records date back to the early 2000s (the approximate time workers began collecting intraday moderate resolution satellite active fire detection data).