Spatial Analysis Capabilities

Spatial Analysis Capabilities Lab Description The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is recog­nized for significant applications of spatial data (geographic information systems (GIS) and remotely sensed data) to ad­dress...

Climate Ecosystem Fire Applications (CEFA)

Climate Ecosystem Fire Applications (CEFA) Program Description The Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications (CEFA) program provides products and information related to climate, weather, fire and natural resources nationwide and...

CEFA Operations and Forecast Facility

CEFA Operations and Forecast Facility Lab Description The Climate Ecosystem Fire Applications (CEFA) program utilizes a modern computing laboratory for data analysis and scientific visualization supporting the applications...

Western Regional Climate Center

Western Regional Climate Center Lab Description The Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) in Reno, Nevada, delivers high-quality climate data services at national, regional and state levels working with NOAA partners in the...

The 14th International Conference on Military Geosciences

The 14th International Conference on Military Geosciences June 20-24, 2022 About ICMG22Conference ScheduleLatest UpdatesAgendaRegistrationLodgingField Trip AgendaContactPublications ICMG22 – The 14th International Conference on...

ITAP Team Members

Integrated Terrain Analysis Program Team Members Program Director: Dr. Brad SionResearch Professor, GeomorphologyE-mail: Brad.Sion@dri.eduOffice Phone: 775-673-7308 Program Deputy Director: Dave PageResearch Scientist,...

New Study Points to Increase in High-risk Bushfire Days in Australia

News releases
Research findings
August 17, 2021

Victoria, Australia is already one of the most bushfire-prone areas in the world, and the number of high-risk days may triple by the end of the century, according to a new study in the International Journal of Wildland Fire that features work by DRI climatologist Tim Brown, Ph.D.

Caldor Fire Simulation

Screenshot of a simulation of the Caldor Fire created with the weather-fire-smoke model. Green lines indicate wind direction, red and yellow area indicates fire perimeter, and gray cloud represents smoke.

Credit: Adam Kochanski/San Jose State University and Tim Brown/DRI.

12 Days of DRI: 2018 in Review

It’s safe to say that 2018 has been a great year for DRI. From launching new programs to engage community members in science and technology to making new strides in our core research areas, we’re proud of what we’ve...

Tim Minor

Timothy Minor 775-673-7477 Hourly Research Scientist GIS/Remote Sensing Emeritus Scholar Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences Hourly Temporary Faculty (LOA)



Tim Minor, Agricultural Science, Visualization

Tim Brown

Timothy Brown 775-674-7090 Research Professor, Climatology and Director of Western Regional Climate Center Division of Atmospheric Sciences Research

Into the Plume: Advancing Fire Science Using Drone Technology

Featured projects
July 31, 2019
Photo: Drone pilots look toward their aircraft flying through the smoke. Credit: DRI’s Dave Vuono. Fire science research using drone technology at DRI “It was sort of like a deep-sea exploration, with a submarine scanning...

Meet Graduate Researcher Nicholas Kimutis

Featured researchers
September 29, 2021

Meet graduate researcher Nicholas Kimutis and learn about his work in DRI’s Division of Atmospheric Sciences in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog.

Subsurface Biogeochemical Laboratory: News

Subsurface Biogeochemical Laboratory News September 2022:The SBLab welcomes our newest member Marley Anderson who will work on biomineralization processes using microbially induced calcite precipitation as a method for water...

The Climate Center Group

The Climate Center Group at DRI The Climate Center Group at DRI is comprised of a core interdisciplinary team of researchers and staff that are experts in climate science, decision support research, climate data services and...

Staff and Affiliated Faculty

Center for International Water and Sustainability Staff and Affiliated Faculty   Core CIWAS Staff: Dr. Braimah Apambire, Senior Director, CIWAS and Senior Assistant to the President for Global Sustainability Ms. Palistha...