Session 9B Numerical Modeling of Wildfire and Wildfire Impacts

Wednesday, 15 January 2020: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
151A (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Host: 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
Stephen Bieda III, NWSFO, NOAA/NWS Amarillo, TX, Amarillo, TX and Ryan A. Lagerquist, CIMMS, Meteorology, Norman, OK

This session will be hosted by the 26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (26NWP).  We welcome abstracts on topics including (but not limited to) direct numerical simulation of wildfires, coupled fire-atmosphere models, and wildfire impacts (e.g., the effect of burn scars on hydrology, as well as their deleterious effects on model initialization and forecasting if they are not assimilated into the model).  Abstracts that focus primarily on wildfire smoke/pollution should be submitted to the 22nd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry.

1:30 PM
Gridded Fuel Moisture Content Prediction System Utilizing Machine Learning Models Based on MODIS Satellite Observations
Tyler C. McCandless, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Kosovic, W. Petzke, P. A. Jimenez, S. Massie, A. Anderson, A. DeCastro, and S. E. Haupt
2:00 PM
A Wildland Fire Spotting Parameterization for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model
Timothy W Juliano, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. E. B. Frediani, B. Kosovic, J. C. Knievel, P. Jimenez Munoz, and D. Muñoz-Esparza
2:15 PM
Taking Advantage of Machine Learning Methods to Better Represent Fire Radiative Power (FRP) for Smoke and Weather Forecasting Models
Christina Kumler, NOAA/ESRL and CIRES, Boulder, CO; NOAA, Boulder, CO; and S. Maksimovic, J. Stewart, R. Ahmadov, and M. Govett

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