Dr. Tim J. Brown

Research Professor Climatology Director Western Region Climate Center
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Wildland fire, fire weather, fire climate, climate, climate change, applied statistics, data analysis, data visualization, co-production of knowledge

Professional Interests

Dr. Brown conducts applied research and applications development at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. His primary academic interests include analysis of wildland fire-climate and fire-weather connections; the fire environment; applications development for wildland fire management planning, decision-making and policy; the interface between science and decision-making; and the deliberate co-production of knowledge. Dr. Brown is Director of the Western Regional Climate Center, and established and directs the Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications (CEFA) at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. He is also graduate faculty in the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Monash University Adjunct in School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Science Faculty in Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Research Websites

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D. 1995 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Climatology
M.A. 1988 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Climatology
B.A. 1982 University of Illinois (Sangamon State campus), Springfield, IL Astronomy

Professional Experience

DatesExperience
2014-present Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Geography and Environmental Science,
Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
2010-present Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
2008-present Director, Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC); Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
1998-present Director, Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications;
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
2003-2010 Associate Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences,
2000-2003 Assistant Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences,
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
1996-1999 Research Associate, Division of Atmospheric Sciences,
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
1995-1996 UCAR Visiting Scientist, ASC/WRCC, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
1992-1995 Graduate Research Assistant, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental
Sciences and Department of Geography; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, and
the NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, CO
1983-1992 Professional Research Assistant, Cooperative Institute for Research in
Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
1990-1993 Consultant, Space Environment Laboratory, Boulder, CO
1988-1989 Contractor, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
1985-1987 Consultant, Institute for Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1982-1989 Consultant, Flueck Associates, Boulder, CO
1980-1982 Student Lab Assistant,Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL
1973-1980 Research Assistant, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Professional Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • International Association of Wildland Fire
  • Association of Fire Ecology

Academic Teaching and Advisement

Academic courses taught
- Data Analysis in Atmospheric Sciences
- Physical Climatology
- Synoptic Meteorology
- Introduction to Physical Geography
-Astronomy

Academic advising and committees
- Served on over 25 Ph.D./Masters committees

Lecturer
- National Advanced Fire Danger Rating Course at the U.S. Forest Service National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute
- Advanced Fire Behavior Course at the U.S. Forest Service National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute
- University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, Department of Science of Nature and Environmental Resources (University Master course: Wildfire Planning, Prevention and Fighting in Mediterranean Areas Fire Behavior)

Associate Member
- National Wildfire Coordinating Group Fire Environment Committee

Associate Editor
- International Journal of Wildland Fire

Publications & Presentations

2017

Brown, T. J. (2017). How to organize a very large coupled fire-atmosphere field experiment, Invited talk., Monash University: Clayton, Victoria, Australia, April 7, 2017
Harris, S., Mills, G., Brown, T. J. (2017). Variability and drivers of extreme fire weather in fire-prone areas of south-eastern Australia, Int. J. Wildland Fire, 26, (3), 177-190, doi: 10.1071/WF16118
Muth, M., Anderson, K., Brown, D., Brown, T. J., Delgado, E., Garfin, G., Hadwen, T., Murphy, V., Ramirez, R. P., Pugh, B., Gutierrez, J., Heim, R., Rippey, B., Svoboda, M. (2017). Advancing preparedness and response to drought and wildfires through North American transboundary collaboration, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., ES57-60, (March 2017), doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0296.1
Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Nauslar, N. J. (2017). Spot Weather Forecasts: Improving Utilization, Communication and Perceptions of Accuracy in Sophisticated Stakeholder Groups, Weather Climate & Soc., 9, (2), 215-226, doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0055.1
White, C. J., Carlsen, H., Robertson, A. W., Klein, R. J., Lazo, J. K., Kumar, A., Vitart, F., de Perez, E. C., Ray, A. J., Murray, V., Bharwani, S., MacLeod, D., James, R., Fleming, L., Morse, A. P., Eggen, B., Graham, R., Kjellström, E., Becker, E., Pegion, K. V., Holbrook, N. J., McEvoy, D., Depledge, M., Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S., Brown, T. J., Street, R., Jones, L., Remenyi, T. A., Hodgson-Johnston, I., Buontempo, C., Lamb, R., Meinke, H., Arheimer, B., Zebiak, S. E. (2017). Potential applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions, Meteorological Applications, 24, 315-325, doi: 10.1002/met.1654

2016

Brown, T. J. (2016). Drought, fire and climate change, Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit: Breckenridge, CO, January 19, 2016
Brown, T. J. (2016). A fire place for climate: The convergence of fire, smoke, and people, IAWF 2nd International Smoke Symposium: Long Beach, CA, November 14, 2016-November 17, 2016, Invited plenary talk.
Brown, T. J. (2016). The 2015 Wildfire Season: 420,002,015th year of biomass burning on Earth, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 10, 2016-January 14, 2016
Brown, T. J. (2016). National FCAMMS. Annual Performance Report, 5 pp., April 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J. (2016). National FCAMMS. Final Performance Report, 5 pp., April 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J., Fearon, M. G., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). Assessing the Quality of Wind Observations Using a Regional Scale Model. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 12, 2016
Brown, T. J., Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J. (2016). The spatialness of drought and fire shaped by a cloud, March 17, 2016
Brown, T. J., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). RAWS Data Archive. Annual Performance Report, 3 pp, February 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J., McCurdy, G. D. (2016). RAWS Data Archive. Final Performance Report, 3 pp., April 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). A bias corrected WRF mesoscale fire weather dataset for Victoria, Australia 1972-2012, Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science, 66, (3), 281-313
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). Fire Weather Climatology Dataset for Victoria - Supplemental Report for Dataset Version 2, 25 pp., Supplemental Report to the Victoria Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning, June 2016.
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). Utilizing hi-resolution gridded fire climate and danger data for risk assessment, Wildland Fire Canada 2016: Building Resilience: Kelowna, BC, Canada, October 24, 2016-October 28, 2016
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling. Invited seminar., Invited Seminar, San Jose State University: San Jose, CA, September 27, 2016
Brown, T. J., Ottmar, R., Larkin, S., French, N. (2016). FASMEE: Fire and Smoke Model Model Evaluation Experiment, Invited seminar, Invited Seminar, Washington State University: Pullman, WA, November 9, 2016
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U. (2016). Utilizing drought science and information in wildfire managment decision context, IAWF 5th International Fuels and Fire Behavior Conference: Portland, OR, April 12, 2016-April 14, 2016
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U. (2016). Fire Extremes. Final Performance Report, 32 pp., April 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U. (2016). Fire Extremes. Annual Performance Report, 2 pp., April 2016, Accepted
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U., Lahm, P. (2016). The nexus of drought, smoke, and societal impacts, IAWF 2nd International Smoke Symposium: Long Beach, CA, November 14, 2016-November 17, 2016
Garfin, G., Brown, T. J., Wordell, T., Delgado, E. (2016). The Making of National Seasonal Wildfire Outlooks, Eds. Parris, A. S., Garfin, G. M., Dow, K., Meyer, R., Close, S. L., In Climate in Context: Science and Society Partnering for Adaptation, 143-171, doi: 10.1002/9781118474785.ch7 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Chichester, UK
Muth, M., Anderson, K., Brown, D., Brown, T. J., Delgado, E., Garfin, G., Hadwen, T., Murphy, V., Ramirez, R. P., Pugh, B., Gutierrez, J., Heim, R., Rippey, B., Svoboda, M. (2016). Advancing preparedness and response to drought and wildfires through North American transboundary collaboration, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0296.1
Nauslar, N. J., Brown, T. J., Horel, J. D. (2016). Verification of National Weather Service Spot Forecasts Using Atmospheric Sounding Observations, J. Operational Meteor., 4, (4), 46-57, doi: 10.15191/nwajom.2016.0404
Sapsis, D., Brown, T. J., Low, C., Moritz, M., Saah, D., Shaby, B. (2016). Mapping Environmental Influences on Utility Fire Threat, 55 pp., Final report to the California Public Utilities Commission Pursuant to R.08 - 11-005 and R.15-05-006.
Watts, A. C., Dickinson, M., Brown, T. J., Ottmar, R. D., Larkin, N. K., French, N., Pritchard, S. J. (2016). FASMEE (Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment) and UAS, Invited talk at the NASA/U.S. Forest Service Tactical Fire Remote Sensing Advisory Committee Spring Meeting: Mountain View, CA, May 25, 2016
Westerling, A. L., Brown, T. J., Schoennagel, T., Swetnam, T. W., Turner, M. G., Veblen, T. T. (2016). Climate and Wildfire in U.S. Western Forests, Eds. Sample, V. A., Bixler, R. P., Miller, C., In Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene, 43-56, University Press of Colorado: Boulder, CO
White, C. J., Brown, T. J. (2016). Applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Accepted

2015

Barbero, R., Abatzoglou, J. T., Brown, T. J. (2015). Seasonal reversal of the influence of El Nino-Southern Oscillation on very large wildfire occurrence in the interior northwestern United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, (9), 3538-3545, doi: 10.1002/2015gl063428
Brown, T. J. (2015). National FCAMMS. Annual Performance Report, April 2015, 6 pp.
Brown, T. J. (2015). A Perspective on Climate, Drought, Wildfire and Resiliency, Invited presentation. Oklahoma Emergency Management/Association Annual Conference: Norman, OK, August 19, 2015
Brown, T. J. (2015). Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE), Invited presentation. Colorado State University Wildland Fire and Smoke Workshop: Longmont, CO, August 13, 2015
Brown, T. J. (2015). Drought and Wildland Fire Policy, Invited presentation. Western States Drought Coordinators and Emergency Managers Meeting: Seattle, WA, July 21, 2015
Brown, T. J. (2015). Wildland Fire Potential Outlook 2015, Invited presentation. Western States Drought Coordinators and Emergency Managers Meeting: Seattle, WA, July 21, 2015
Brown, T. J. (2015). Climatology and Fire Danger, Lesson 8. Lecture for Advanced National Fire Danger Rating System, National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute: Tucson, AZ, March 11, 2015
Brown, T. J. (2015). Review of Climate Change Impacts in the West and some thoughts about managing them, Invited presentation. Western States Urban Forestry, February 4, 2015
Brown, T. J. (2015). The 2014 Wildfire Season: 420,002,014th year of biomass burning on Earth, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, January 12, 2016
Brown, T. J., McCurdy, G. D. (2015). RAWS Data Archive. Annual Performance Report, April 2015, 3 pp.
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling, ICBFR: Alhero, Italy, May 28, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling, American Meteorological Society 11th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium: Minneapolis, MN, May 6, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling, Seminar presentation School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Faculty of Science, Monash University: Clayton, Victoria, March 27, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Finally, A 40-year mesoscale gridded fire climatology for Victoria, Project briefing for the Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries, April 7, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2015). Fire Weather Climatolology Dataset for Victoria, Final Project Report to the Victoria Department of Environment, Land and Water Planning: August 2015, 134 pp.
Brown, T. J., Ottmar, R., Larkin, S. (2015). Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE), Invited webinar presentation: The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, October 28, 2015
Brown, T. J., Short, K., Riley, K., Jolly, M., Freeborn, P., Nauslar, N. J. (2015). What is fire season and how long is it?, 6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress: San Antonio, TX, November 19, 2015
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U. (2015). Fire Extremes. Annual Performance Report, April 2015, 3 pp.
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U., Nauslar, N. J. (2015). Fire Extremes and the Triangle of Climate, Fuels, and People, 6th International Wildland Fire Conference: Pyeonghchang, Korea, October 13, 2015
Fearon, M. G., Brown, T. J. (2015). Establishing a national standard for operational mixing height determination, AMS 11th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology: Minneapolis, MN, May 5, 2015
Fearon, M. G., Brown, T. J., Curcio, G. M. (2015). Establishing a national standard for operational mixing height determination, J. Operational Meteor., 3, (15), 172-189
Goodrick, S., Brown, T. J., Jolly, M. (2015). Weather, fuels, fire behavior, plumes and smoke - The nexus of fire meteorology, Fire Management Today, In Press
Hall, B. L., Brown, T. J. (2015). An hourly operational fire danger monitoring tool, 2015 Midwest Fire Conference: Dubuque, IA, February 17, 2015
Harris, S., Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Victoria fire weather climatology dataset, Proceedings of the Research Forum at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference: Adelaide, Australia, September 1, 2015
Jolly, M. W., Cochrane, M. A., Freeborn, P. H., Holden, Z. A., Brown, T. J., Williamson, G. J., Bowman, D. (2015). Climate-induced variations in global wildfire danger from 1979 to 2013, Nature Comm., 6, (7537), doi: 10.1038/ncomms8537
Pulwarty, R., Brown, T. J. (2015). Climate, drought and wildland fire policy, Colorado State University Wildland Fire and Smoke Workshop: Longmont, CO, August 13, 2015
Soja, A., Schimel, D., Giglio, L., Loboda, T., French, N., Dibb, J., Moore, T., McCarty, J., da Silva Jr., A., Conrad, S., Douglas, J., Kahn, R., Sohlberg, R., Pankratz, A., Swap, R., Ichoku, C., Hamilton, D., Ambrosia, V., Rodriguez-Franco, C., Stocks, B., Holden, Z., Carroll, M., Weber, K., Harbour, T., Schnase, J., Hinkley, E., Miller, M., Rollins, M., Goodrick, S., Watts, A. C., Goetz, S., Peterson, B., Ziebart, R., Barnard, B., Coen, J., Cissel, J., Brown, T. J., Wiedinmyer, C., Justice, C., Vogelman, J., Brass, J., Randerson, J., Quayle, B., Schichtel, B., Hook, S., Phillips, S., Roy, D. (2015). Prudent observations necessary to address wildland fire science and applications grand challenges: critical feedbacks with the climate system, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicines Earth Science and Application Decadal Survey, White paper October 2015, pp. 4, Submitted
Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Nauslar, N. J. (2015). Improving Utilization, Communication, and Perceptions of Accuracy in Sophisticated User Groups, Weather, Climate, and Society, Reviewed
Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Nauslar, N. J. (2015). Fire Extremes and the Triangle of Fire, Fuels, and People - Part 1, International Association of Wildland Fire Human Dimensions Conference: Boise, ID, April 20, 2015
Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Nauslar, N. J. (2015). Fire Extremes and the Triangle of Fire, Fuels, and People - Part 2, International Association of Wildland Fire Human Dimensions Conference: Boise, ID, April 20, 2015
Wall, T. U., Garfin, G., Brugger, J., Hartmann, H., Brown, T. J. (2015). Scenario Planning in the Great Basin Region: Considering Climate Change Impacts and Management Strategies for the Future, Final Report, 23 p., Desert Research Institute
Watts, A. C., Fenstermaker, L.F., McGwire, K. C., Wilcox, E.M., Brown, T. J. (2015). Fire and UAS projects at the Desert Research Institute, Presentation at University of British Columbia: Okanagon, June 18, 2015

2014

Albano, C. M., Dettinger, M. D., McCarthy, M. M., Cox, D. A., Brown, T. J. (2014). ARkStorm@Tahoe: Addressing social and ecological resiliency to extreme winter storm events in the Sierra Nevadas, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting: Sacramento, CA, August 10, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). U.S. and Global Wildfire Impacts in 2013, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA, February 4, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Fire as a Physical Process, Invited talk. Interagency Wildfire Course RX310 lecture: Atlanta, GA, January 15, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Fire Effects - A Climate Perspective, Invited talk. Interagency Wildfire Course RX310 lecture: Atlanta, GA, January 15, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Seasonal forecasts and downscaling for fire climate, Invited talk. Lecture at the University of Sassari: Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, January 24, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Co-Production of Fire Knowledge - Perspectives from a western regional climate center and RISA, Invited talk. NOAA Headquarters: Silver Springs, MD, December 10, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Seasonal Wildfire Outlook 2014, Invited talk. California Drought Forum: Sacramento, CA, May 15, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Meteorological Data for Fire Danger Products, Invited talk. GOFC-GOLD IT: Greenbelt, MD, July 30, 2014
Brown, T. J. (2014). Wildfire and Air Quality, Invited talk. Tahoe Climate Science Symposium: Incline Village, NV, November 13, 2014
Brown, T. J., Larkin, N., Lahm, P. (2014). How Applied Climate Fits in with the Management of Wildfire Smoke Health Impacts, American Meteorological Society 21st Conference on Applied Climatology: Westminster, CO, June 9, 2014
Brown, T. J., Larkin, N., Lahm, P. (2014). The Current State and Future of Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Modeling, American Association for Aerosol Research 33rd Annual Conference: Orlando, FL, October 20, 2014
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, H., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2014). A hi-resolution 40-year gridded fire weather/danger climatology for Victoria, Australia, VII International Conference on Forest Fire Research: Coimbra, Portugal, November 17, 2014
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2014). Fire weather climatology of Victoria, Invited talk. Project briefing for the Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries: Melbourne, VIC, March 24, 2014
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2014). Fire weather climatology of Victoria, Invited talk. Project briefing for the Victoria Country Fire Authority: Melbourne, VIC, March 25, 2014
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U., Nauslar, N. J. (2014). Extremes in Fire - The Intersection of Climate, Fuels and People, Wildland Fire Canada 2014: Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 7, 2014
Brown, T. J., Wall, T. U., Nauslar, N. J. (2014). Extremes in Fire - The Intersection of Climate, Fuels and People, VII International Conference on Forest Fire Research: Coimbra, Portugal, November 17, 2014
Garfin, G., Wall, T. U., Haartmann, H., Brugger, J., Brown, T. J. (2014). Climate Change Adaptation Planning in the Great Basin, University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Poster Forum: Tucson, AZ, November 10, 2014
McCarthy, M. A., Kenneston, A., Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Redmond, K. T. (2014). Climate Resiliency Planning: Making Extreme Event Science Useful for Managers and Planners in Northern Nevada, Vol. 1, p. 4059, In 2014 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2014
Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J. (2014). Modelling the mesoscale fire weather climatology of Victoria, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society National Conference: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, February 12, 2014
Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J., Sexton, T. (2014). Extremes in Fire - The Intersection of Climate, Fuels and People, Large Wildland Fires Social, Political and Ecological Effects Conference: Missoula, MT, May 19, 2014

2013

Brown, H. E., Comrie, A. C., Drechsler, D. M., Barker, C. M., Basu, R., Brown, T. J., Gershunov, A., Kilpatrick, A. M., Reisen, W. K., Ruddell, D. M. (2013). Chapter 15, Human Health, Eds. Garfin, G., Jardine, A., Merideth, R., Black, M., LeRoy, S., In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance, 312-339, edited by G. Garfin, J. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy: Washington, DC: Island Press
Brown, T. J. (2013). U.S. and Global Wildfire Impacts in 2012, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Austin, TX, January 8, 2013
Brown, T. J. (2013). Adaptation to Wildfires in the West: Linking Science to Action, National Adaptation Forum: Denver, CO, March 3, 2013
Brown, T. J. (2013). Seasonal Forecasting for the Global EWS, GOFC-GOLD IT: Waginingen, The Netherlands, April 16, 2013
Brown, T. J. (2013). Fire Weather and Smoke Management Forecasting in California and Nevada - The Co-Production of Science and Operations, U.C. Davis Conference on Traversing New Terrain in Meteorological Modeling, Air Quality and Dispersion: Davis, CA, September 12, 2013
Brown, T. J., Clements, C., Larkin, S. (2013). Results from the JFSP Smoke Model Validation Workshop, IAWF International Smoke Symposium: College Park, MD, October 24, 2013
Brown, T. J., Delgado, E. (2013). Monthly to Seasonal in Support of Wildland Fire Decision-Making, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Austin, TX, January 10, 2013
Brown, T. J., Delgado, E. (2013). Perspectives in Seasonal Fire Forecasting, 4th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference: St. Petersburg, Russia, July 1, 2013
Brown, T. J., Jackman, T., Achtemieier, G., Goodrick, S. (2013). Bringing PB-Piedmont to Users: Web Implementation of a Surface Drift Smoke Model, IAWF International Smoke Symposium: College Park, MD, October 23, 2013
Fearon, M. G., Brown, T. J., Curcio, G. (2013). Establishing a National Standard Methodology for Operational Mixing Height Determination, IAWF International Smoke Symposium: College Park, MD, October 22, 2013
Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J. (2013). A 40-year mesoscale gridded fire weather climatology for Victoria, Proceedings 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Adelaide, Australia, December 1, 2013
Nauslar, N. J., Kaplan, M. L., Wallmann, J., Brown, T. J. (2013). A forecast procedure for dry thunderstorms, J. Operational Meteor., 1, (17), 200-214
Oakley, N. S., Redmond, K. T., Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J. (2013). Current and Future Partnerships for Climate-Related Decision Making in the Great Basin, Great Basin Consortium: Boise, ID, January 13, 2013
Oakley, N. S., Redmond, K. T., Wall, T. U., Brown, T. J. (2013). Improving the Flow of Climate Information in the West, EPSCoR Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, March 27, 2013
Prahm, N., Longo, B., Baxter, K., Brown, T. J. (2013). Lightning Does Strike Twice: A Fulminology Primer for Nurse Practitioners., J. Nurse Practitioners, 9, 479-486
Redmond, K. T., Brown, T. J. (2013). Overview of Climate Change and Effects on Western Great Basin, Washoe County Regional Resiliency Preparedness Study Meeting: Reno, NV, December 20, 2013
Tarnay, L., Schweizer, D., Cisneros, R., Raffuse, S., Brown, T. J., Larkin, S. (2013). Do We Always Need Dispersion Models? Empirical Airshed Capacity Values for Prescribed and Wildland Fire in the Sierra Nevada, California, IAWF International Smoke Symposium: College Park, MD, October 22, 2013

2012

Abatzoglou, J. T., Brown, T. J. (2012). A comparison of statistical downscaling methods suited for wildfire applications, Int. J. Climatol., 32, (5), 772-780, doi: 10.1002/joc.2312
Brown, T. J. (2012). Wildfires of 2011. Weather Impacts 2011, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting,: New Orleans, LA, January 23, 2012
Brown, T. J. (2012). Climate Variability and Impacts on the West, Council of State Governments: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 22, 2012
Brown, T. J. (2012). RCC Climate Services, National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters: Ft. Worth, TX, August 13, 2012
Brown, T. J. (2012). The Climate Data Record and Climate Applications, Panel presentation, Climate Data Record Program: Asheville, NC, July 31, 2012-August 2, 2012
Brown, T. J. (2012). CEFA Update, FIRESCOPE Fall Meeting: Sacramento, CA, November 28, 2012
Brown, T. J., Abatzoglou, J. T., Hall, B. L., Jolly, M. (2012). Three New Fire Weather/Climate Datasets for Decision-Support and Research, 5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress: Portland, OR, December 3, 2012
Brown, T. J., Delgado, E. (2012). Monthly to Seasonal Fire Forecasting in the U.S., Wildland Fire Canada 2012: Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, October 1, 2012
Brown, T. J., Kolden, C. (2012). Climatology Tools for Long-Term Assessment, 2012 PNW Fire Behavior Workshop: Portland, OR, January 20, 2012
Owen, G., McLeod, J. C., Kolden, C. A., Ferguson, D. B., Brown, T. J. (2012). Wildfire management and forecasting fire potential: The roles of climate information and social networks in the southwest United States, Wea. Climate Soc., 42, (2), 90-102

2010

DeGaetano, A. T., Brown, T. J., Hilberg, S. D., Redmond, K. T., Robbins, K., Robinson, P., Shulski, M., McGuirk, M. (2010). Toward Regional Climate Services: The Role of NOAA's Regional Climate Centers, Bull Amer Meteor Soc, 91, (12), 1633-1644, doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2936.1
Hoang, R. V., Sgambati, M., Brown, T. J., Coming, D. S., Harris, F. C. (2010). VFire: Immersive Wildfire Simulation and Visualization, Computers and Graphics, 34, (6), 655-664
Miller, C., Abatzoglou, J. T., Brown, T. J., Shyphard, A. (2010). Chapter 10, Wilderness Fire, In Management in a Changing Environment. The Landscape Ecology of Fire, Springer

2009

Abatzoglou, J. T., Brown, T. J. (2009). Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Summertime Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity over the Continental United States, Mon Wea Rev, 137, 3596-3601

2007

Brown, T. J., Banta, J. R., Hall, B. L. (2007). Predictability of sea surface temperatures for fire danger, Seventh Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology: Bar Harbor
Brown, T. J., Banta, J. R., Hall, B. L. (2007). Global sea surface temperatures and North American fire danger variability, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: San Antonio
Sherman, W. R., Penick, M. A., Su, S., Brown, T. J., Harris, F. C. (2007). VRFire: an Immersive Visualization Experience for Wildfire Spread Analysis, 243-246, IEEE Virtual Reality 2007: Charlotte, NC

2005

Brown, T. J., McConnell, J. R. (2005). Climate, fire and human extremes: The merging of shaping factors for 21st century land management, American Meteorological Society, Sixth Symposium on Fire & Forest Meteorology: Canmore, Canada
Engelbrecht, J. P., Brown, T. J., Gertler, A. W. (2005). Fort Ord Review of and Comments on Air Quality Documentation, Report prepared for Denise Duffy and Associates, 20 pp., June, 2005.
Engelbrecht, J. P., Gertler, A. W., Brown, T. J. (2005). Fort Ord Review of and Comments on Air Quality Documentation, Report prepared for Denise Duffy and Associates, 21 pp. Monterey, CA, May 2005.
Reinbold, H. J., Roads, J. O., Brown, T. J. (2005). Evaluation of ECPC's fire danger forecasts with RAWS observations, Int'l J Wildland Fire, 14, 19-36

2002

Mitchell, D. L., Ivanova, D., Rabin, R., Brown, T. J., Redmond, K. T. (2002). Gulf of California Sea Surface Temperatures and the North American Monsoon: Mechanistic Implications from Observations, J. Climate, 15, (17), 2261-2281

1999

Brown, T. J., Berliner, L. M., Wilks, D. S., Richman, M. B., Wikle, C. K. (1999). Statistics education in the atmospheric sciences, Bulletin Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 10, 2087-2097
Brown, T. J., Hall, B. L. (1999). The use of t values in climatological composite analyses, J. Climate, 12, 2941-2944

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