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Wind Wizard: Gridded Wind Model
Entry ID: Wind_Wizard

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Summary
Abstract: Wind Wizard (Gridded Wind Model) is a method that can provide information about the effect of topography on local wind flow at the 100-300 ft scale. Wind information at this detail is not available from the weather service. The wind simulations are not forecasts but rather simulations of what the wind flow would be under different general (synoptic) wind speed and direction scenarios.

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Description: Download Wind Wizard.
Service Citation
Title: Wind Wizard: Gridded Wind Model
Provider: USDA Forest Service
URL: http://www.firemodels.org/index.php/research-systems/windwizard
Service Keywords
MODELS >COMPONENT PROCESS MODELS Parameter Definition

Access Constraints WindWizard runs under FloWizard, so you must install FloWizard on your computer prior to downloading and installing the WindWizard files. The software license for FloWizard is perpetual, but updates are only included for the first year.

Take the following steps to obtain and install WindWizard on your computer:

1. Windwizard ... View entire text
Ancillary Keywords
Models
Fires
Wind

Service Provider
USDA/FS/RMRS > Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USDA FOREST SERVICE
Phone: 202-205-8333
Email: webmaster at fs.fed.us
Contact Address:
USDA Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20090-6090
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Forthofer, J.M. (2007) Modeling Wind in Complex Terrain for Use in Fire Spread Prediction, Master's Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. (528 KB; 123 pages)

Forthofer, J. and B. Butler. (2007) Differences in Simulated Fire Spread Over Askervein Hill Using Two Advanced Wind Models and a Traditional Uniform Wind Field. In: Conference Proceedings: The Fire Environment - ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-01-28
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-11-16
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