5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress

Plenary Session 2: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology

5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology

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Sunday, 16 November 2003

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Sunday, 16 November 2003


Sun 16 Nov

9:30 AM-1:30 PM: Sunday, 16 November 2003


Short Course Registration

5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Sunday, 16 November 2003


Congress Registration


Ice Breaker Reception

Monday, 17 November 2003

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Monday, 17 November 2003


Mon 17 Nov

9:00 AM-10:45 AM: Monday, 17 November 2003


Plenary Session 1
Opening Plenary Session
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )

Papers:
  9:00 AM
Welcome and Call to Order
Ronald E. Masters, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL

  9:10 AM
Opening Remarks from the Florida State Forester
Michael Long, Florida Division of Forestry, Tallahassee, FL

  9:25 AM
Welcome from AFE Representative
Jan Van Wagtendonk, AFE, El Portal, CA

  9:35 AM
Welcome from TNC Representative
Jeff Hardesty, The Nature Conservatory's Global Fire Initiative, Gainesville, FL

  9:45 AM
Welcome from AMS Representative
Elbert W. (Joe) Friday, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC

  9:55 AM
Fire Ecology of the Recent Anthropocene (Keynote Address)
Johann G. Goldammer, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and Global Fire Monitoring Center, Freiburg, Germany

Poster PDF (84.6 kB)
  10:35 AM
Coffee Break

11:00 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 17 November 2003


Joint Session 1G
GIS/Remote Sensing: Part 1 (TRACK VII)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chairs: Skip Edel, Colorado State Forest Service; Dorothy Albright, USDA Foreest Service

Papers:
  11:00 AM
Using NDVI to determine green-up date for the National Fire Danger Rating System
Paul M. Schlobohm, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID; and B. L. Hall and T. J. Brown

  11:30 AM
  12:00 PM
Phoenix—the new Forest Service airborne infrared fire detection and mapping system
Paul H. Greenfield, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC; and W. Smith and D. C. Chamberlain

http://nirops.fs.fed.us

Poster PDF (380.5 kB)
  12:30 PM
Operational Detection of Fires in Brazil with EOS, GOES and NOAA Satellites
Alberto W. Setzer, Center for Weather Forecast and Climatic Studies, S.J.Campos, SP, Brazil

  1:00 PM
Measurement of the time-temperature and emissivity history of the burn scar for remote sensing applications
Robert Kremens, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; and J. Faulring and C. C. Hardy

  1:30 PM
Monitoring wildland fire activity on a national-scale with MODIS imagery
Brad Quayle, USDA Forest Service, Salt Lake City, UT; and K. Lannom, M. Finco, J. Norton, and R. Warnick

http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)
  2:00 PM
Wildfire Risk Data Collection Using Handheld GPS and GIS
Andrew W. Martin, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, Mobile, AL

  2:30 PM
Facts and History of NWCG’s Geospatial Task Group
Susan Goodman, Bureau of Land Management, Denver, CO

  3:00 PM
ICS Fire Mapping Tools—A New Standard in Fire Mapping
John Varner, USDA Forest Service , Rocky Mountain Region, Encampment, WY

  3:30 PM
Lunch Break

  5:00 PM
Coffee Break

11:00 AM-3:30 PM: Monday, 17 November 2003


Joint Session 2
Fire and Atmosphere Interactions
Sponsors: (Joint between the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology; and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress )
Chair: Brian E. Potter, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
  11:00 AM
  11:15 AM
Modeling interactions between fire and atmosphere in discrete fuel beds
Rodman R. Linn, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and J. Winterkamp, C. Edminster, J. Colman, and M. Steinzig

Poster PDF (1.8 MB)
  11:30 AM
Numerical Study of Effects of Atmosphere Temperature Profile on Wildfire Behavior
Chunmei Xia, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and M. Y. Hussaini, P. Cunningham, R. R. Linn, and S. L. Goodrick

Poster PDF (265.6 kB)
  11:45 AM
Simulations of wildfire incidents using coupled atmosphere-fire modeling
Janice L. Coen, NCAR, Boulder, CO

http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/fire/model/model_home.html

Poster PDF (1.1 MB)
  12:00 PM
Comparison of 2-D wind fields and simulated wildland fire growth
Karl Zeller, USDA Forest Service, Ft. Collins, CO; and N. Nikolov, J. Snook, M. A. Finney, J. McGinley, and J. M. Forthofer

http://www.fs.fed.us/rmc/

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)
  12:15 PM
Predicting surface winds in complex terrain for use in fire growth models
Jason M. Forthofer, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT; and B. W. Butler, K. S. Shannon, M. A. Finney, L. S. Bradshaw, and R. Stratton

Poster PDF (881.6 kB)
  12:30 PM
Impact of released fuel moisture on atmospheric dynamics
Brian E. Potter, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI

Poster PDF (74.2 kB)
  12:45 PM
Analysis of space/time characteristics of errors in an integrated weather/fire spread simulation
Charles Jones, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; and P. E. Dennison, F. M. Fujioka, D. R. Weise, and J. W. Benoit

http://

Poster PDF (1.2 MB)
  1:00 PM
Infrared imagery applied for insights into wildland fire dynamics
Janice L. Coen, NCAR, Boulder, CO

http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/fire/fhtml/ff_home.html

Poster PDF (1.0 MB)
  1:15 PM
Mobile Radar Observations of the Big Elk (2002) and Roberts (2003) Fires
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and S. Weygandt

Poster PDF (958.0 kB)
  1:30 PM
Lunch Break

  3:00 PM
Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 17 November 2003


1
Mesoscale Meteorology I
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Scott L. Goodrick, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
 
1.1
Comparison of Local Wind and Stability Fields with Synoptic-Scale Observations and Forecast Products at Fort Ord, California

  3:45 PM
1.2
Utilizing a biophysical model of ecosystem-atmosphere exchange to improve fire danger assessment and mesoscale meteorological forecasts
N. Nikolov, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO; and K. F. Zeller

http://www.fs.fed.us/rmc/

Poster PDF (591.5 kB)
  4:00 PM
1.3
A Model based Analysis of the Role of an Upper-level Front and Stratospheric Intrusion in the Mack Lake Fire
Tarisa K. Zimet, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. E. Martin

Poster PDF (2.7 MB)
  4:15 PM
1.4
Forecasting dry lightning in the western United States
Miriam Rorig, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and S. A. Ferguson and S. McKay

Poster PDF (110.3 kB)
  4:30 PM
1.5
Low Level Jet Impacts on Fire Evolution in the Mack Lake and Other Severe Wildfires
Joseph J. Charney, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI; and X. Bian, B. E. Potter, and W. E. Heilman

Poster PDF (91.5 kB)
  4:45 PM
1.6
High Resolution Simulations of the Island-Induced Circulations for the Island of Hawaii during HaRP
Yang Yang, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and Y. L. Chen

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/MET/Faculty/mm5

Poster PDF (706.1 kB)
  5:00 PM
1.7
A case study of sea-breeze convergence and lightning-initiated fire in Tampa Bay
Arlene G. Laing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and C. H. Paxton

http://luna.cas.usf.edu/~alaing/fire/5thfire2003_laing_1_7.pdf

Poster PDF (826.1 kB)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 17 November 2003


Joint Session 3E
Combustion Modeling: Part 1 (TRACK V)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chair: Barbara Bonefeld, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
  3:30 PM
Core Fire Science Caucus
David V. Sandberg, USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR; and C. C. Hardy, D. R. Weise, R. Rehm, and R. R. Linn

Poster PDF (119.7 kB)
  4:00 PM
A new set of standard fuel models for use with Rothermel's spread model
Joe H. Scott, Systems for Environmental Management, Missoula, MT; and R. Burgan

  4:30 PM
NEXUS 2.0: not just a spreadsheet anymore
Joe Scott, Systems for Environmental Management, Missoula, MT

5:30 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 17 November 2003


Poster Session 1
Assessing and Predicting Climate Impacts on Landscapes II
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Sue A. Ferguson, USDA Forest Sevice

Papers:
 
Using Climatic Anomalies to Forecast Wildfires in Pennsylvania
Barry C. Lambert, NOAA/NWS, State College, PA; and R. H. Grumm

Poster PDF (620.7 kB)
 
Using a regional climate model to diagnose climatological and meteorological controls of wildfire in the western United States
Steve W. Hostetler, U.S. Geological Survey, Corvallis, OR; and P. J. Bartlein, J. O. Holman, A. M. Solomon, and S. L. Shafer

http://geography.uoregon.edu/fireclim/

Poster PDF (2.5 MB)
 
Cross-project synergy in developing decision support tools for wildland fire management
Barbara Morehouse, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and T. J. Brown, G. Christopherson, M. Crimmins, G. G. Garfin, B. Orr, J. Overpeck, T. Swetnam, and S. Yool

Poster PDF (18.3 kB)
 
The weather of large fires in the Canadian boreal forest
Brian D. Amiro, Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and K. A. Logan, B. M. Wotton, M. D. Flannigan, J. B. Todd, B. J. Stocks, and D. L. Martell

Poster PDF (372.2 kB)
 
Post-wildfire flash flooding: An analysis of Colorado wildfires and the North American monsoon from 1995–2002
S. Jeffrey Underwood, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; and T. A. Thomas

Poster PDF (295.9 kB)
 
Probabilistic Forecasts of Fire Occurrence
Haiganoush K. Preisler, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, CA; and J. W. Benoit, F. M. Fujioka, D. R. Brillinger, and R. E. Burgan


Poster Session 2
Fire and Atmosphere Interactions II
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Sue A. Ferguson, USDA Forest Sevice

Papers:
 
Numerical simulation of buoyant plumes from annular heat sources in a crossflow
Scott L. Goodrick, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA; and P. Cunningham, M. Y. Hussaini, C. Xia, and R. R. Linn

 
Non-local chemistry implementation in HIGRAD/FIRETEC
Jonah J. Colman, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and R. R. Linn

Poster PDF (345.8 kB)
 
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF LARGE FOREST FIRE INITIATION
Valeri A. Perminov, Belovo Branch of Kemerovo State Univ., Belovo, Kemerovo, Russia

Poster PDF (102.0 kB)

Poster Session 3
Fire and Drought Indexes II
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Sue A. Ferguson, USDA Forest Sevice

Papers:
 
A risk index for mediterranean vegetation based on micrometeorological and ecophysiological measurements
Donatella Spano, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy; and T. Georgiadis, P. Duce, F. Rossi, A. Delitala, C. Dessy, and G. Bianco

Poster PDF (315.6 kB)
 
Using surface renewal analysis to develop a fire risk index
Richard L. Snyder, University of California, Davis, CA; and D. Spano, D. Baldocchi, P. Duce, L. Xu, and K. T. Paw U

Poster PDF (426.5 kB)
 
Enhancement of the National Fire Danger Rating System for the New Jersey Pine Barrens
Kenneth L. Clark, USDA Forest Service, New Lisbon, NJ; and J. L. Hom, W. Heilman, and J. Charney


Poster Session 4
Predictive Services and Operational Forecasting II
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Sue A. Ferguson, USDA Forest Sevice

Papers:
 
FX-Net, New Operational Technology for the Incident Meteorologist
Robert P. Nester, NOAA/NWS, Missoula, MT; and L. Vanbussem

 
Improving Prescribed Burn Planning with NWS Digital Forecast Database Tools
Michael P. Murphy, NOAA/NWS, Rapid City, SD

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ifps/firewx.php?site=unr

Poster PDF (246.7 kB)
 
P4.3
Use of asynoptic upper-air data to improve fire weather forecasts at wildland fires

 
Future of All-Risk Incident Meteorology
Margaret A. Querciagrossa-Sand, Northtree Fire International, Monterey, CA; and J. Stutler, S. Goldwater, and G. Bennett

Poster PDF (256.6 kB)

Poster Session 5
Mesoscale Meteorology III
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Sue A. Ferguson, USDA Forest Sevice

Papers:
 
Assessing the value of increased model resolution in forecasting fire danger
Jeanne Hoadley, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and M. Rorig, K. Westrick, L. Bradshaw, S. A. Ferguson, S. L. Goodrick, and P. Werth

http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fera/mm5case

Poster PDF (1.0 MB)
 
Evaluating fire-weather parameters predicted by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model
William Y. Y. Cheng, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and W. J. Steenburgh

 
The Role of a Stratospheric Intrusion in the Evolution of the Double Trouble State Park Wildfire
Joseph J. Charney, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI; and X. Bian, B. E. Potter, and W. E. Heilman

Poster PDF (437.9 kB)
 
Application of the BlueSky Smoke Modeling Framework to the Rex Creek Wildfire
Candace M. Berg, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and S. M. O'Neill, S. A. Ferguson, and J. W. Adkins

Poster PDF (784.0 kB)

Oral Sessions end for the day

Tuesday, 18 November 2003

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Tues 18 Nov

8:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


2
Predictive Services and Operational Forecasting
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Francis M. Fujioka, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
  8:00 AM
2.1
  8:15 AM
2.2
ROMAN—Realtime Observation Monitoring and Analysis Network
Edward Delgado, Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center, Salt Lake City, UT; and T. Mathewson and J. Horel

http://www.met.utah.edu/roman

  8:30 AM
2.3
Further Applications of ROMAN to Fire Weather
John Horel, NOAA/CIRP and Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and M. Splitt, J. Pechmann, and B. Olsen

http://www.met.utah.edu/roman

  8:45 AM
2.4
High resolution diagnostics and short term prognostics in support of fire weather forecast operations at NWS Melbourne, FL
Peter F. Blottman, NOAA/NWS, Melbourne, FL; and J. C. Pendergrast, S. M. Spratt, and D. W. Sharp

Poster PDF (241.8 kB)
  9:00 AM
2.5
FX-Net, An Expandable Fire Weather Workstation
Sher W. Schranz, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, and NOAA/FSL, Boulder, CO; and S. Madine

http://www.fsl.noaa.gov

  9:15 AM
2.6
FARSITE Weather Streams from the NWS IFPS System
Chris Gibson, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT; and C. Gorski

  9:30 AM
2.7
Using short range ensemble model data in national fire weather outlooks
Sarah J. Taylor, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK; and D. R. Bright, G. Carbin, P. Bothwell, and R. Naden

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/publications/taylor/srefams.htm

  9:45 AM
2.8
New methods for providing high-resolution weather information to wildfire managers
Daran L. Rife, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. T. Warner, Y. Liu, and J. Coen

  10:00 AM
Coffee Break

8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Joint Session 6E
Combustion Modeling: Part 2 (Track V)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chairs: Patricia L. Andrews, USDA Forest Service Research; Jolie Pollet, USDI Bureau of Land Management

Papers:
  8:00 AM
Fire spread around a forest clearing site in the Brazilian Amazonia
João A. Carvalho Jr., Universidade Estadual Paulista, Guaratinguetá, Brazil; and C. A. G. Veras, E. C. Alvarado, D. V. Sandberg, E. R. Carvalho, R. Gielow, and J. C. Santos

Poster PDF (135.1 kB)
  8:30 AM
The influence of weather on combustion limits in a longleaf pine forest
Casey Anderson, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and S. A. Ferguson, M. Rorig, K. Heirs, S. McKay, M. Moore, D. Olson, D. Wright, C. Wright, R. E. Vihnanek, and R. D. Ottmar

  9:00 AM
Fire spread in chaparral—“go or no-go?”
David R. Weise, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, CA; and X. Zhou, L. Sun, and S. Mahalingam

  9:30 AM
Preliminary height to crown base models for Giant Sequoia Groves
Samantha J. Gill, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Poster PDF (67.1 kB)
  10:00 AM
Modeling fire risk in post fuels treatment areas
James T. Hutton, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown, CA; and T. S. Bradley

  10:30 AM
The peripheral reduction in burn probability around recent burns in the boreal forest
Marc-André Parisien, Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and V. G. Kafka, J. B. Todd, K. G. Hirsch, and S. Lavoie

Poster PDF (225.8 kB)
  11:00 AM
Neighborhood-scale Fire Spread
Ronald Rehm, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; and D. Evans, W. Mell, S. Hostikka, K. McGrattan, G. Forney, C. Bouldin, and E. Baker

  11:30 AM
Coffee Break

8:00 AM-11:30 AM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Joint Session 4G
GIS/REMOTE SENSING: PART 2 (TRACK VII)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chairs: Joe Frost, USDA Forest Service; Ken Bottle, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Papers:
  8:00 AM
A Multivariate Approach to Mapping Forest Vegetation and Fuels Using GIS Databases, Satellite Imagery, and Forest Inventory Plots
Michael C. Wimberly, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. L. Ohmann, K. B. Pierce Jr., M. J. Gregory, and J. S. Fried

Poster PDF (1007.7 kB)
  8:30 AM
Preliminary evaluation of vegetation change on a large prescribed burn in Alaska
Thomas F Paragi, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fairbanks, AK; and D. D. Smart, G. T. Worum, and D. A. Haggstrom

  9:00 AM
  9:30 AM
Mapping Crown Fuels Using Lidar
Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, USDA Forest Service, Nevada City, CA; and B. Peterson, P. Hyde, R. Dubaya, C. Hunsaker, W. Walker, and L. Pierce

  10:00 AM
Florida Fire Management Information System
Bill Beers, URS Corporation, Tallahassee, FL; and J. D. Brenner and S. Esner

  10:30 AM
How Enhancements in GIS Technology Can Address Challenges to Wildland Fire Management
Jeff Baranyi, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Broofield, CO; and F. Dahl and J. Young

  11:00 AM
Coffee Break

8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Joint Session 5D
Risk Assessment and Decision Support (TRACK IV)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chair: J. Kevin Hiers, Eglin Air Force Base

Papers:
 
J5D.1
Bridging the Gap—A Practitioner’s Approach to Mid-scale Air Quality Assessments for Land Management Planning

  9:00 AM
Optimizing Prescribed Burning Policies to Minimize the Economic Impacts of Wildfire in Florida
D. Evan Mercer, USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, NC; and J. P. Prestemon, D. T. Butry, and J. M. Pye

  9:30 AM
Spatial Modeling Tools for Prioritizing Limited Prescribed Fire Resources
J. Kevin Hiers, Eglin Air Force Base, Niceville, FL; and J. H. Furman and S. C. Laine

  10:00 AM
Fire Management Decision Support System at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA
J. Kevin Hiers, Eglin Air Force Base, Niceville, FL; and J. H. Furman and W. Gooding

  10:30 AM
Florida's Communities At Risk
Susan McLellan, Florida Division of Forestry, Tallahassee, FL; and J. D. Brenner

  11:00 AM
  12:00 PM
Web-based Mapping Applications in Response to Wildland Fires
Elizabeth L. Lile, USGS, Denver, CO; and C. Inbau

http://www.geomac.gov

Poster PDF (714.1 kB)
  12:30 PM
Evaluating designs for fuel management projects: application of a multi-attribute framework
Donald G. MacGregor, MacGregor-Bates, Inc., Eugene, OR; and C. Dammann and J. Anderson

Poster PDF (169.8 kB)
  1:00 PM
Western Fire Ignition and Area Time Series Cross-Sectional Models
Jeffrey P. Prestemon, USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, NC; and D. T. Butry, K. L. Abt, T. P. Holmes, D. E. Mercer, and J. M. Pye

  1:30 PM
Assessing the ecological implications of FireSmart forest management
Ana C. Espinoza, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; and W. Cui and D. L. Martell

http://www.firelab.utoronto.ca

 
J5D.12
A fire load index for comparative analysis

  2:30 PM
An Event-Frame Model for Decomposition and Reconstruction of Large-Fire Decision Processes
Donald G. MacGregor, MacGregor-Bates, Inc., Eugene, OR; and A. Gonzalez-Caban

Poster PDF (143.0 kB)
  3:00 PM
Identifying forests in need of fuel reduction and fire restoration
Bo Wilmer, The Wilderness Society, Seattle, WA; and G. Aplet

  3:30 PM
Coffee Break

  4:00 PM
Lunch Break

  5:30 PM
COFFEE BREAK

10:30 AM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


3
Atmospheric Stability and Fire Behavior
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Joseph J. Charney, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
  10:30 AM
3.1
Dynamics of fire plumes in vertical shear
Philip Cunningham, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and S. L. Goodrick, M. Y. Hussaini, R. R. Linn, and C. Xia

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)
  10:45 AM
3.2
Numerical simulations of fire behavior in the presence of vertical wind shear
Philip Cunningham, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. R. Linn and J. Reisner

Poster PDF (466.0 kB)
  11:00 AM
3.3
Using a simple parcel model to investigate the Haines Index
Mary Ann Jenkins, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; and S. K. Krueger and R. Sun

http://ftp://ftp.met.utah.edu/pub/mjenkins/5sym/

Poster PDF (293.8 kB)
  11:15 AM
3.4
Combining the Haines Index and turbulent kinetic energy for fire-weather predictions
Warren E. Heilman, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI; and X. Bian, J. J. Charney, and B. E. Potter

  11:30 AM
3.5
Effects of Near-Surface Atmospheric Stability and Moisture on Wildfire Behavior and Consequences for Haines Index
Ruiyu Sun, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and M. A. Jenkins

http://www.met.utah.edu/skrueger/homepages/rsun/animation.html

Poster PDF (203.8 kB)
  12:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:30 PM-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Joint Session 8
Smoke Management and Air Quality
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chairs: Susan M. O'Neill, USDA Forest Service; N. K. Larkin, JISAO/Univ. of Washington

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Adaptive Grid Modeling for Predicting the Air Quality Impacts of Biomass Burning
Alper Unal, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and M. T. Odman

  2:00 PM
A natural fire experiment in central Russia: meteorology, radiative and optical properties of atmosphere and resulting effects on sub-boreal forest plants
Nataly Ye. Chubarova, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; and N. G. Prilepsky, A. R. Riebau, A. W. Shoettle, R. Musselman, N. N. Uliumdzhieva, A. Y. Yurova, B. E. Potter, A. N. Rublev, P. Y. Zhmylev, and E. A. Karpuhina

  2:15 PM
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Wildland Fire Emissions over the U.S
Yongqiang Liu, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA

Poster PDF (374.7 kB)
  3:00 PM
The BlueSky Smoke Modeling Framework (www.BlueSkyRAINS.org)
Susan M. O'Neill, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and S. A. Ferguson, J. Peterson, and R. Wilson

  3:15 PM
Assessing accuracy of the BlueSky smoke modeling framework during wildfire events
J. Westbrook Adkins, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and S. M. O'Neill, M. Rorig, S. A. Ferguson, C. M. Berg, and J. L. Hoadley

  3:45 PM
Smoke measurements during experimental field fires
Ana Isabel Miranda, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal; and J. Ferreira, J. Valente, P. Santos, J. H. Amorim, and C. Borrego

Poster PDF (490.0 kB)
  4:00 PM
A comparison of real-time particulate monitors for smoke management
Suraj Ahuja, U.S. Forest Service, Willows, CA; and T. Proctor, P. Padgett, and B. Plymale

  4:15 PM
Biomass burning of eucalypt savannas and respiratory illness in the Australian monsoon tropics
David M. J. S. Bowman, Northern Territory University, Darwin, Northern Territo, Australia; and F. H. Johnston

http://

  4:45 PM
Coffee Break

1:30 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Joint Session 7G
Wildfire Burn Severity Mapping (Special Session) (TRACK VII)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chair: Randy A. McKinley, USGS and SAIC

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Supporting the Mapping Needs of Burned Area Emergency Response Teams with Satellite Imagery
Randy A. McKinley, USGS and SAIC, Sioux Falls, SD; and K. Lannom and A. Parsons

  2:00 PM
Evaluating Fire Impacts with Landsat Data: A Comparison of Two Methodologies
Stephen M. Howard, SAIC and USGS, Sioux Falls, SD; and A. Orlemann and C. H. Key

  2:30 PM
Data acquisition timing for burned area remote sensing and relationships to measures of burn severity
Carl H. Key, USGS, West Glacier, MT; and N. Benson, D. Ohlen, S. Howard, and Z. Zhu

  3:00 PM
Using the Composite Burn Index to field validation meso-scale burn severity assessment
Nathan C. Benson, National Park Service, Homestead, FL; and C. Key

 
J7G.5
Assessment of burn severity in northern Arizona using Landsat ETM+ imagery and ground data

  4:00 PM
Assessing Landscape Patterns of Fire Severity and Fire Regimes using Burn Severity Mapping for the Sierra Nevada, CA
Andrea E. Thode, University of California, Davis and US Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest, McClellan, CA; and N. Sugihara, L. Levien, and J. F. Quinn

  5:00 PM
Burn Mapping of Wildland Fires within Different Ecosystems Using Field Verified Satellite Data
Donald Ohlen, SAIC and USGS/EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD; and C. Key, N. Benson, and Z. Zhu

  5:30 PM
Coffee Break

5:15 PM-5:15 PM: Tuesday, 18 November 2003


Sessions end for the day

Wednesday, 19 November 2003

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Wednesday, 19 November 2003


Wed 19 Nov

8:00 AM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 19 November 2003


Joint Session 9
Assessing and Predicting Climate Impacts on Landscapes
Sponsors: (Joint between the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology; and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress )
Chairs: Beth L. Hall, DRI; Kerry Anderson, Canadian Forest Service

Papers:
  8:00 AM
Contemporary climate changes in high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere cause an increasing potential forest fire danger
Pavel Ya. Groisman, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. W. Knight, R. R. Heim Jr., V. N. Razuvaev, B. G. Sherstyukov, and N. A. Speranskaya

  8:15 AM
Forest Fires and Climate in Alaska and Sakha: Forest Fires Near Yakutsk
Hiroshi Hayasaka, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Poster PDF (926.9 kB)
  8:30 AM
The impacts of climate on prescribed fire
Crystal A. Kolden, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; and T. J. Brown

  8:45 AM
The Southwest Monsoon and the relation to fire occurrence
Charlene R. Mohrle, DRI, Reno, NV; and B. L. Hall and T. J. Brown

  9:00 AM
Characterizing extreme dry-spell and forest fire events in the province of Ontario, Canada
Jennifer L. Beverly, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; and D. L. Martell

Poster PDF (200.0 kB)
  9:15 AM
Wildfire-Climate Interactions Across Southeast Arizona
Michael A. Crimmins, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and A. C. Comrie

  9:30 AM
A fire scenario builder for coarse-scale modeling of current and future fire effects
Narasimhan Larkin, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and D. McKenzie and S. M. O'Neill

Poster PDF (31.2 kB)
  9:45 AM
Characteristic Composite Charts Associated With Peak Fire Season In Vermont
Eric C. Evenson, NOAA/NWS, South Burlington, VT

Poster PDF (1.3 MB)
  10:00 AM
Fire Danger Forecasts
John Roads, SIO/Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA; and S. Chen, F. M. Fujioka, and R. Burgan

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)
  10:15 AM
Long lead statistical forecasts of wildland fire suppression costs
Anthony L. Westerling II, SIO/Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA; and K. Gebert, G. Jones, K. Abt, J. Prestemon, and A. Gershunov

  10:30 AM
Verification of ECPC’s fire climate and fire danger Forecasts
Hauss J. Reinbold, DRI, Reno, NV; and T. J. Brown, J. O. Roads, and B. L. Hall

  10:45 AM
The 2003 National Seasonal Assessment Workshop: A Proactive Approach to Preseason Fire Danger Assessment
Gregg M. Garfin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and T. Wordell, T. J. Brown, R. Ochoa, and B. J. Moorehouse

  11:00 AM
Discussion

  11:15 AM
Discussion

  11:30 AM
Coffee Break

  12:00 PM
Lunch Break


Joint Session 10D
Landfire (Special Session) (TRACK IV)
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chair: Melanie Miller, USDI Bureau of Land Management

Papers:
  8:00 AM
LANDFIRE: A nationally consistent and locally relevant interagency fire, fuels, and risk assesment
Matthew G. Rollins, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT; and R. E. Keane, Z. Zhu, J. Menakis, W. Hann, and A. Shlisky

  8:30 AM
Developing the spatial programs and models needed for implementation of the LANDFIRE Project
Robert E. Keane, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT; and M. Rollins and R. Parsons

  9:00 AM
Biophysical Settings -- linking landscape patterns to ecophysiological processes
Lisa Holsinger, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT; and R. Parsons, M. Rollins, E. Karau, and A. Keyser

  9:30 AM
A Repeatable Consistent National vegetation Mapping strategy
Zhiliang Zhu, USGS, Sioux Falls, SD; and J. Vogelmann and C. Huang

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)
  10:00 AM
Preliminary Landfire vegetation products in the Wasatch Range-Uinta Mountain area of Utah
Chengquan Huang, USGS and SAIC, Sioux Falls, SD; and J. Vogelmann, B. Tolk, and Z. Zhu

  10:30 AM
Predictive Mapping of Fire Regimes
Russell A. Parsons, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT; and R. E. Keane and M. G. Rollins

  11:00 AM
Potential Management Applications of the LANDFIRE Products
Donald Long, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT; and M. Rollins and W. Hann

  11:30 AM
Coffee Break

  12:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:30 PM-4:30 PM: Wednesday, 19 November 2003


Joint Session 11
Fire and Drought Indices
Sponsors: (Joint between the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology; and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress )
Chairs: Richard Ochoa, Bureau of Land Management; Larry S. Bradshaw, U.S. Forest Service

Papers:
  1:30 PM
Development of a statistical validation methodology for fire weather indices
Brian E. Potter, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI; and S. L. Goodrick and T. J. Brown

  1:45 PM
Drought Indexes as Indicators of Fire Activity
Patricia L. Andrews, USDA Forest Service Research, Missoula, MT

  2:15 PM
Validating the Overwintering Effect on the Drought Code in Elk Island National Park
Kerry Anderson, Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and S. Otway

  2:30 PM
Independent field verification of a next-generation model for dead fuel moisture
J. D. Carlson, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; and L. S. Bradshaw, R. M. Nelson Jr., and R. R. Bensch

  2:45 PM
A comparison of 3 models of 1-hr time lag fuel moisture in Hawaii
David R. Weise, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, CA; and F. M. Fujioka and R. M. Nelson Jr.

  3:00 PM
The Validity of the Keetch/Byram Drought Index in the Hawaiian Islands
Klaus P. Dolling, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and P. S. Chu and F. M. Fujioka

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  3:15 PM
A Climatological Study of the Keetch/Byram Drought Index in the Hawaiian Islands
Pao-Shin Chu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and K. P. Dolling and F. M. Fujioka

  3:30 PM
Exhausting relative greenness: Inaccurate Fire Potential Index for Florida?
Carter Stone, Florida Division of Forestry, Tallahassee, FL; and S. L. Goodrick and D. E. Hanley

  3:45 PM
National standardized energy release component (ERC) forecasts
Beth L. Hall, DRI, Reno, NV; and T. J. Brown, L. S. Bradshaw, W. M. Jolly, and R. Nemani

  4:00 PM
Coffee Break

4:30 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 19 November 2003


4
Mesoscale Meteorology II
Sponsor: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology
Chair: Scott L. Goodrick, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
  4:30 PM
4.1
Validations of the NCEP MSM Coupled with the NOAH LSM over the Hawaiian Islands
Yi-Leng Chen, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and Y. X. Zhang, S. Y. Hong, K. Kodama, and H. M. H. Juang

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/MET/Faculty/rsm

 
4.3
Fire weather network analysis for British Columbia

  5:15 PM
4.4
Lightning detection for Forestry use in Florida
Deborah E. Hanley, AWS Truepower, LLC, Albany, NY

5:30 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 19 November 2003


Sessions end for the day

6:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 19 November 2003


Symposium and Congress Banquet
Lecturer: Henry Lewis, University of Alberta

Thursday, 20 November 2003

12:00 AM-12:00 AM: Thursday, 20 November 2003


Thurs 20 Nov

8:00 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 20 November 2003


Joint Session 12
Fire Consortia for Advanced Modeling of Meteorology and Smoke
Sponsors: (Joint between the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology; and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress )
Chair: Brian E. Potter, USDA Forest Service

Papers:
  8:30 AM
A consortium for comprehensive mesoscale weather analysis and forecasting to monitor fire threat and support fire management operations
Karl Zeller, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO; and J. McGinley, N. Nikolov, P. Schultz, B. Shaw, S. Albers, and J. Snook

  8:45 AM
Real-Time Mesoscale Model Forecasts for Fire and Smoke Management: 2003
Sue A. Ferguson, USDA Forest Sevice, Seattle, WA

Poster PDF (672.2 kB)
  9:15 AM
The Southern High-Resolution Modeling Consortium—a source for research and operational collaboration
Gary L. Achtemeier, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA; and S. L. Goodrick and Y. Liu

  9:30 AM
National Fire Plan—Eastern Area Modeling Consortium: Research, product development, and partnerships
Warren E. Heilman, USDA Forest Service, East Lansing, MI; and B. E. Potter, J. J. Charney, and X. Bian

Poster PDF (328.4 kB)
  9:45 AM
Discussion

  10:00 AM
Coffee Break

10:30 AM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 20 November 2003


Panel Discussion 1
Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chair: Timothy J. Brown, DRI

Papers:
  10:30 AM
How Enhancements in GIS Technology Can Address Challenges to Wildland Fire Management
Jeff Baranyi, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Broofield, CO; and F. Dahl and J. Young

12:00 PM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 20 November 2003


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 20 November 2003


Open Discussion with Panel Discussion: Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services

3:30 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 20 November 2003


Plenary Session 2
Closing Plenary Session
Sponsors: (Joint between the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress; and the 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology )
Chair: Timothy J. Brown, DRI

Papers:
  3:30 PM
Understanding Tropical Fire Regimes: Research Needs, Management Implications
Sally Horn, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  4:00 PM
Temperate Ecosystems
Scott Stephens, University of California, Berkeley, CA

  4:30 PM
Forest Fire Research in the Boreal Zone: Current Status and Future Direction
Brian Stocks, Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and E. S. Kasischke, D. J. McRae, S. G. Conard, A. D. McGuire, J. G. Goldammer, M. D. Flannigan, B. D. Amiro, A. I. Sukhinin, and G. A. Ivanova

  5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Tim Brown, DRI, Reno, NV