How Forecasting Models Are Changing the Way We Fight Fires


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Eos speaks with Andy Edman, western region chief of the Science and Technology Infusion Division at the National Weather Service, about how the agency is helping wildfire crews fight fires from space.

Across the western United States, more than 100 fires are burning through tinder-dry forests. In California alone, one of the Mendocino Complex fires, the Ranch Fire, is the state’s largest on record, and the Carr Fire may go down as the state’s sixth most destructive fire by number of structures burned.

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