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Project ID: 02-S-02

Year: 2002

Date Started: 05/30/2002

Date Completed: 07/20/2005

Title: Fire and Climate Workshop 2002

Project Proposal Abstract: Forum: Bring togther key decision makers, information providers, researchers, and discuss climate implications for management of forest fire hazards and prescribed burning. Consensus Climate Forecast. Climate forecast experts will present their latest seasonal climate forecasts. They will also convene in a special session to create a consensus climate forecast for the Western U.S. for the 2002 fire season. The consensus forecast will be summarized to participants at the conference, and conveyed in print, in the Web, and as a press release. Stimulate Thought and Discussion: Top researchers will present results of cutting-edge research on the interaction between climate and fire in a half-day symposium. Folks will include commentary by regional fire managers on the relevance of this research to fire management practices. A second half-day symposium will explore the climate-fire nexus from the perspective of social context and community interaction. Outlook: Climate forecasters and fuels experts will present information essential to determining the potential severity of the upcoming fire season. Feedback: As in past years, participant feedback is a key elemert to improving communication between cliniake and tire professionals, and to improving these workshops. Participants will contribute much valued ideas and viewpoints on fire management needs for climate information, and climate research needs for information on fire management practices. Special Session: A small group of specialists, coordinated by Sam Billington of the Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) and Tim Brown of CEPA/Desert Research Institute will prepare an obtlook for the upcoming fifre season and an accompanying expert report. Their work will be informed by the climate forecast and fuels assessment talks of the previous two meeting days. plus specific material that they will be requested to bring just for this occasion. They will devote part of their time to scenario building, based on climate, fuels and other factors; the other part of their time will be devoted to reon writing. The report will be prepared for immediate distribution to land management administrative units, and it will be made available via the SWCC web site and mirrored at the CEFA/DRI and CLIMAS iceS sites. 4 press releases will accompany the report.

Principal Investigator: Carleton B. Edminster

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: RMRS-Southwest Forest Science Complex

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Thomas W. Swetnam

University of Arizona-Tucson

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Federal Cooperator

Carleton B. Edminster

Forest Service

RMRS-Southwest Forest Science Complex

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network

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Project Deliverables

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("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    926 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  

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