The art of the science: Climate forecasts for wildfire management in the southeastern United States

Carla Roncoli, Norman Breuer, David Zierden, Clyde Fraisse, Kenneth Broad, Gerrit Hoogenboom

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This article illustrates how a wildfire risk forecast evolved iteratively based on stakeholder consultations. An assessment based on phone interviews indicates that such forecasts can assist fire management decisions, such as deployment of human, financial, and material resources and management of forest, timber, and habitats, and public safety. But careful attention to communication, collaboration, and capacity building is key to realizing this potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1113-1121
Number of pages9
JournalClimatic Change
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Atmospheric Science

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