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    Author(s): Paul SopkoLarry BradshawMatt Jolly
    Date: 2016
    Source: In: 24th International Lightning Detection Conference and 6th International Lightning Meteorology Conference; 18-21 April; San Diego, California, USA. Online: http://www.vaisala.com/en/events/ildcilmc/Pages/Abstract.aspx.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS, www.wfas.net) is a one-stop-shop giving wildland fire managers the ability to assess fire potential ranging in scale from national to regional and temporally from 1 to 5 days. Each day, broad-area maps are produced from fire weather station and lightning location networks. Three products are created using 24 hour lightning location data: Dry Lightning/Dryness, Dry Lightning/Estimated Rain and Potential Lightning Ignition. The Dry Lightning/Estimated Rain map is also available in a Google Earth KMZ format along with regional subset maps based on Geographic Area Coordination Centers (GACCS).

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    Citation

    Sopko, Paul; Bradshaw, Larry; Jolly, Matt. 2016. Spatial products available for identifying areas of likely wildfire ignitions using lightning location data-Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS). In: 24th International Lightning Detection Conference and 6th International Lightning Meteorology Conference; 18-21 April; San Diego, California, USA. Online: http://www.vaisala.com/en/events/ildcilmc/Pages/Abstract.aspx.

    Keywords

    Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS), management, lightning

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