Wildfire Urban Interface Analysis

Affiliation(s) PI Project period Funded by
DAS Wall, Tamara U 06/01/2012 - 10/31/2013 San Diego Gas and Electric

Project Description

A primary goal of the classification system is to enhance the level of consistency in 1) how Santa Ana wind events are reported by the media and 2) how the public and emergency responders uses this information to mitigate their wildfire risk. The classification system will be challenging to convey effectively because it includes three components (predicted wind speeds, fuel conditions, and weather conditions) and all three components must be present at sufficient levels to increase the probability of a critical wildfire event.