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Wildfire Forecasting

This page provides download access to data that are being used to support the Pyregence project. Datasets will be posted to this page as soon as they have been vetted by the Pyregence Team.
Data can be accessed from the following links:
Datasets that are currently used, or planned for inclusion into near-term forecast models, include:
Courtney Aviation Datasets

Pyregence has available for sharing roughly 17 TB of data from test flyovers performed by Courtney Aviation on behalf of the USDA Forest Service National Infrared Operations (NIROPS) Unit and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).

The data includes:

The upper-air pilot study was designed to determine whether upper-air wind data can be used to improve short-term (up to 15 hours) and very-short-term (0–3 hours) wind forecasts. The project team deployed an Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC) Model 2000 sodar system near Cobb Mountain in northern California and explored the potential to integrate the collected data into next-generation fire models and data management systems currently used by utilities for routine operations. To meet these objectives, Pyregence researchers will leverage and augment existing meteorological networks with upper-air wind measurements and provide data for use in meteorological models and other data management systems currently used by utilities.