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DRI launched "Fire Stories" wildfire behavior study

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RENO - Researchers at Nevada’s Desert Research Institute want to hear your wildfire stories, and they’ve provided an app for your smartphone to do it. 

As part of a research collaborative with the Wildland Fire Management Research, Development and Application (RD&A) program, the newly launched “Fire Stories”project is an effort to understand extreme and unexpected wildfire behavior through human experience. Read press release...


A new understanding of the North American monsoon

070913-monsoonScientists at DRI are developing and testing new ideas that could ultimately help predict the kinds of extreme summer weather that has occurred across the U.S., such as the all-time high temperatures recorded in numerous Western cities in June, Arizona’s deadly wildfires and last year’s drought in the Midwest.

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