We develop tools that predict the behavior of wildfires to help firefighters, local authorities, and resource managers direct their efforts more effectively. Tactically placing firefighting personnel, equipment, and promptly notifying the public saves property, lives, and livelihoods.

Focus Areas of Research


Coupled Weather-Fire Modeling

Decision Support For Managing Wildland Fires
National Interagency Fire Center photo of firefighters surrounded by forest fire.

Wildfire Fuel Data Research

Wildfire fuel characterization helps us simulate and predict fire intensity, rate and direction of spread


Branko Kosovic

Director, Weather Systems Assessment Program