GFMC MEETINGS CALENDAR 2019

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American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

10-14 December 2018, Washington, D.C., USA

Session NH23E-0898: Improving Wildfire Predictability via Machine Learning

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

13:40 – 18:00

Walter E Washington Convention Center – Hall A-C (Poster Hall)


Wildfire risks in a human-natural system continuum have become more concerning in the recent years, especially along wildland-urban interfaces and in densely populated and industrial areas. For example, the 2018 Mendocino Complex Fire has become the largest fire in Californian history; and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires scaled down Canadian oil production for two months affecting global oil. Meanwhile, wildfires remain one the least predictable perils due to both their aleatory uncertainty component mainly associated with wildfire ignition triggers, and their epistemic uncertainty component reflecting the lack of knowledge about fire fuel availability and its moisture content, physical setting, weather, and variability in climate. This interdisciplinary session covers topics related to wildfire including drivers/triggers, trends and anomalies, detection and monitoring, risk management and assessment, evaluation of socio-economic and ecological impacts. It also illustrates application of numerical modeling, machine learning, remote sensing, and laboratory or field data in this research field.

Primary Convener

Christian Klose (Swiss Re)

Conveners

Son V Nghiem (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

Seung Hee Kim (Chapman University)

Nataliya Le Vine (Swiss Re)

Chairs

Amber Jeanine Soja (National Institute of Aerospace)

Jinwon Kim (National Institute of Meteorological Sciences)

OSPA Liaison

Shenyue Jia (Chapman University)

Primary Convener

Christian Klose (Swiss Re)

Conveners

Nataliya Le Vine (Swiss Re)

Amber Jeanine Soja (National Institute of Aerospace)

Claudia Vitolo (ECMWF)

Conference Websitehttps://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Person/717732