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WRF-Fire for Wildland Fire Modeling

WRF-Fire for Wildland Fire Modeling

WRF-Fire is a physics module within WRF ARW that allows users to model the growth of a wildland fire in response to environmental conditions of terrain slope, fuel characteristics, and atmospheric conditions, and the dynamic feedbacks with the atmosphere.  It is implemented as a physics package with two-way coupling between the fire behavior and the atmospheric environment allowing the latent and sensible heat released by the fire to alter the atmosphere surrounding it, i.e. 'create its own weather'.  It was first released in Version 3.2 (April 2010).