An inside look at FIRIS (Fire Integrated Real-time Intelligence System) with state-of-the-art infrared and high definition cameras.
The FIRIS airplane has high-tech equipment that gives fire managers real-time information to dispatch crews and equipment.
Wildfires and their aftermath impact all Californians and cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year. How can we plan for and prevent wildfires, address them quickly to minimize damages, and ensure equitable recovery?
The How to Predict and Manage California's Fire Risk in a Changing Climate webinar brought together experts from numerous scientific disciplines at University of California institutions, along with researchers from neighboring universities. They make up an informal statewide climate and wildfire collaborative formed this year to identify what could be accomplished when working together and leveraging efforts.
Wildland fires and related hazards are increasing globally. A common observation across these large events is that fire behavior is changing to be more destructive, making applied fire research more important and time critical. The WIFIRE cyberinfrastructure took the first steps to tackle this problem with a goal to create an integrated system, data and visualization services, and workflows for wildfire monitoring, simulation, and response.