WindNinja

Type: 
Tribal Profiles
Organization: 
USFS
Description: 

WindNinja is a computer program that computes spatially varying wind fields for wildland fire application. Wind is one of the most important environmental factors affecting wildland fire behavior. Complex terrain in fire-prone landscapes induces local changes in the near-surface wind that are not predicted well by either operational weather models or expert judgment. WindNinja was developed to help fire managers predict these winds.

Category: 
weather, weather prediction, wildland fire, wildfire preparedness, wildland firefighters, mountainous terrain, fire-prone landscapes, fire management
Contact Information: 
wind.ninja.support@gmail.com