Automated fire weather forecasts
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): M. A. Mollner; D. E. Olsen
Editor(s): R. E. Martin
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • computer programs
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fuel moisture
  • humidity
  • lightning caused fires
  • temperature
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: August 5, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35310
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9608
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The Automated Fire Weather Forecast (AFWF) is a computer program designed to forecast seven of the eight fire weather forecast parameters issued daily during the fire weather season at the Boise Weather Service Forecast Office (WSFO). The program uses Limited Fine Mesh (LFM) prognosis and various dynamic meteorolgical equations and forecast studies to compute the forecast. The chief advantage to the AFWF is that it produces fire weather forecast guidance at least four hours before the main afternoon fire weather forecast is issued to the fire control agencies.

Mollner, M. A., and D. E. Olsen. 1980. Automated fire weather forecasts, in RE Martin ed., Proceedings Sixth Conference on Fire and Forest Metreorology, April 22-24, 1980, Seattle, WA. Washington, D.C., Society of American Foresters, p. 209-213.