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

Monday, 17 November 2003: 4:45 PM
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
Poster PDF (826.1 kB)
A study of the detailed structure of the lower troposphere associated with a lightning-initiated fire on 30 May 2002 was made possible by the deployment of three NOAA wind profilers around Tampa Bay. While the primary mission of the temporary profiler network was the Bay Area Regional Air Chemistry Experiment (BRACE), the occurrence of a lightning-initiated fire along Interstate-75 provided an opportunity to study fire weather. Analysis of the convective instability, boundary layer wind velocity, moisture characteristics, and lightning distribution will be presented.

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