HIstorically, El Niño has meant dry winter conditions across the tropical Pacific. This map produced by the National Weather Service provides links to rainfall trends under recent El Niño events across Hawaii State
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
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.
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.
Provide regular updates and maps on current drought conditions for the state of Hawaii. A useful resource for determining and predicting fire behavior.
Climate and weather resources for the State of Hawaii from a variety of sources including NOAA, National Weather Service, and Western Regional Climate Center
Presented By: Carnegie Institute; NASA Interactive mapping tool for monitoring near-current and historical vegetation fire risk conditions on Hawaii Island.
Real-time updated interactive map that displays weather data by weather station.
Presented By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Weather Service Regularly updated interactive maps that forecast fire weather.
Regularly updated weather maps and forecasts that can be sorted by region.
Collection of real-time maps including current HMS Fire and Smoke Analysis maps and Satellite Imagery Loops.
A national interagency website devoted to sharing information and transferring technology between wildland fire scientists, managers, and stakeholders. The most useful resources on the site can be found under the “Subject Areas” menu.
HWMO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization "dedicated to education, outreach and technical assistance, project implementation, and research focused on wildfire prevention, mitigation and post-fire recovery in Hawaii and the Pacific." Website includes resources for Citizens, Educators, First Responders, Decision Makers, Fire Scientists, and Resource Managers. HWMO also offers a wide-range of its own unique products that are useful for all of the groups mentioned above.
An interagency research, development, and applications partnership between the US Department of the Interior and the US Department of Agriculture. Opportunities for JFSP research grants can be found under the “Announcements” area of the website.
"NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it."
"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."