Cheyenne supports active wildfire research as fires burn

December 8, 2020

Researchers have been running coupled fire-atmosphere models on Cheyenne while studying active wildfires to learn how they create their own weather and to inform firefighters about potential changes in weather conditions and smoke pollution. The multi-institution collaboration is described in this CISL article.

Screenshot of the project’s web portal with an animation of fire progression and surface smoke forecast for the 2020 Creek Fire.
Screenshot of the project’s web portal with an animation of fire progression and surface smoke forecast for the 2020 Creek Fire. Image courtesy of Jan Mandel, professor of mathematical and statistical sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.