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

Joint Session 11: Fire and Drought Indices

Wednesday, 19 November 2003: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Chairs:  Richard Ochoa, Bureau of Land Management and Larry S. Bradshaw, U.S. Forest Service
  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


  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