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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Robyn Heffernan
Publication Date: 2017

The role of meteorology in wild-land fire management is varied. It takes an entire interagency team of highly qualified scientists to fill the needs of the wildland fire community. Employees of several Federal agencies, as well as people in the research community, have fire-weather-related roles such as operational forecasting, research advancement, standards developĀ­ment, training and education, and coordination. Fire weather is core to several programs within the five Federal land management agencies. Figure 1 outlines interconnections within the interagency fire weather community, described in detail below.

Citation: Heffernan, Robyn. 2017. Who does what: the roles of scientists in wildland fire weather. Fire Management Today 75(1):6-9.

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  • fire management
  • forecasting
  • meteorology
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