Lake Tahoe EIP

P065: Improving Meteorological Data and Forecasts for Prescribed Fire Burn Day Decisions in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Project Number
Action Priority
Conduct Applied Scientific Research
Desert Research Institute
Primary Contact
Alan Heyvaert (
2009 - 2011
Science Program Conduct Applied Scientific Research
The project was developed in response to identified needs of improved meteorological information for burn day decisions after consultation with the USDA Forest Service (USFS)-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California Air Resources Board, and USFS Predictive Services personnel. The products and deliverables from this project for the Lake Tahoe Basin include: 1. A 300-m gridded climatology of surface wind 2. A 4-km mixing height climatology with associated transport wind 3. 400-m resolution gridded operational forecasts of surface wind 4. New weather station observations during the project period for an elevation transect within the Tahoe Basin 5. A customized smoke prediction web tool

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Air Quality

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