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Scott Goodrick

Center Director / Research Meteorologist
Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2044
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Repeated Application of Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Implications for Achieving Management Goals

Year: 2016
Fire managers in the southern Appalachian Mountains have many questions about the long-term use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Common objectives include restoration that creates open woodlands, oak regeneration, and fuel reduction. The southern Appalachian site of the National Fire an...

Climate Change and Associated Fire Potential for the Southeastern United States in the 21st century

Year: 2014
This study examines how fire potential may change in the Southeast during the 21st century. While previous studies have focused on changes in just temperature and precipitation, this study takes a broader approach and examines changes in relative humidity, atmospheric stability, and drought.

QUIC-Fire: A Fast, 3-D Simulation Tool for Prescribed Fire Planning

Year: 2020
QUIC-Fire is the first fast-running 3D-coupled fire-atmosphere model that incorporates high-resolution 3D vegetation structure, interactions between multiple firelines, and fire-atmosphere feedbacks, which are critical for predicting the behavior of complex ignition patterns common on prescribed fir...

The Hot-Dry-Windy Index improves fire weather forecasting

Year: 2018
A new tool helps fire managers anticipate when wildfires could become erratic or dangerous.

Wildfire in the United States: Future Trends and Potential

Year: 2012
Climate models project warming and increased droughts this century in the continental United States, so wildfire is likely to increase accordingly

Rethinking how we measure forest fuels for advancing wildland fire science and management

Year: 2018
Land managers depend on quality fire research to advance their understanding of wildland fire behavior. Cutting-edge fire behavior models output fire spread, fire intensity, and smoke plumes in three-dimensions, but forest fuels, which are used as model inputs, are not measured in similar dimensions...