Tag: Wildfire
  1. Firefighters at staging area during 2020 California wildfire

    California wildfire smoke dimmed solar energy in 2020

    Solar energy forecasts in California substantiated overestimated energy production when wildfire smoke dimmed the skies.

    • Air Quality

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  2. Wildfire in Colorado mountains.

    Wildfire experts provide guidance for new research directions

    Fire experts across the nation call for a more strategic and interdisciplinary approach to pursuing wildfire research and protecting vulnerable communities.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. Sea ice in Iceland.

    Wildfire smoke can affect Arctic sea ice, new research shows

    Emissions from North American wildfires can have impacts on sea ice thousands of miles away, scientists find.

    • Climate

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  4. Scientists use AI to update data vegetation maps for improved wildfire forecasts

    A new technique developed by NCAR uses artificial intelligence to efficiently update the vegetation maps that are relied on by wildfire computer models to accurately predict fire behavior and spread.

    • Weather

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  5. Emergency vehicles drive past California wildfire

    Scientists develop method for seasonal prediction of western wildfires

    This summer’s western wildfire season is likely to be more severe than average but not as devastating as last year’s near-record, according to an experimental prediction method developed by NCAR scientists.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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