Fire weather in Hawaii is characterized by high winds and low relative humidity (<60%). Track local conditions via the MesoWest portal to statewide weather networks through Remote Area Weather Stations (RAWS), National Weather Service (NWS) and other stations.
A not-for-profit organization with 80,000 citations for books, journal articles, videos, training manuals, dissertations, news reports, and other material on wildland fire. Moreover, the collection includes citations relevant to Hawaii and the Pacific. Contact the administrator, Jason Greenlee, for PDFs of non-copyrighted material
"The GFMC provides a global portal for wildland fire documentation, information and monitoring and is publicly accessible through the Internet. The regularly updated national to global wildland fire products of the GFMC are generated by a worldwide network of cooperating institutions. "
Browse completed and ongoing JFSP research projects, as well as archived Fire Science Digests, Briefs, and syntheses. A search feature allows for specific inquiry regarding Hawaii and the Pacific.
"The nation's most collaborative source of geospatial maps and data offering consistent and comprehensive landscape-scale data layers."
An excellent “one stop” website that acts as a portal to many fire logistics, education, and suppression resources. Includes fire news, situation reports, fire policy information, prevention/education materials, and fire safety information.
A searchable database of fire science for the Northwest region, including northern California. Provides summaries to and copies of many fire science articles.
Developed by Tall Timbers Research Station, this database includes over 27,000 citations for fire science and research literature including those relevant to Hawaii and the Pacific
The Program’s scientists, technicians and support staff conducts international work in wildland fire research from fire physics to fire ecology.
An excellent Forest Service site that provides links, fact sheets, and publications on many economic, environmental, and social aspects of fuel treatments and fire management.
Learned Center Includes summaries and analysis of accidents associated with wildland fire events.
"The Fire Weather program is used by land management personnel primarily for input in decision-making related to pre-suppression and other planning, that may impact firefighter safety, protection of the public and property, and resource allocation. The primary source of information is the routinely issued Fire Weather Planning Forecast. In Hawaii, this product is issued once a day around 5:30 am HST. The Spot Forecasts are issued by WFO HFO at the request of and in support of wildfire suppression and natural resource management. These forecasts aid the land management and fire control agencies in protecting life and property during wildland fires, hazardous fuels reduction, and the rehabilitation and restoration of natural resources. Spot Forecasts can be issued for the first 36 hours."