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.
Provides free access to many different fire and fuels modeling software.
Slideshow presentation by Francis M. Fujioka (U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) on fire weather, danger, and behavior prediction in Hawaii. The presentation includes information on the history of the Hawaii fire danger rating, the current Hawaii Fire Danger Rating System, fire weather modeling, and fire behavior prediction for Hawaii.
Provide regular updates and maps on current drought conditions for the state of Hawaii. A useful resource for determining and predicting fire behavior.
Presented By: Carnegie Institute; NASA Interactive mapping tool for monitoring near-current and historical vegetation fire risk conditions on Hawaii Island.
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.
An educational website devoted to creating a centralized source of dendrochronology resources. Includes information on tree-ring dating software, equipment, and techniques.
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.
"The role of the Civil Defense Agency is to direct and coordinate the development and administration of the County’s total emergency preparedness and response program to ensure prompt and effective action when natural or man-caused disaster threatens or occurs anywhere in the County of Hawai‘i."
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.
"The department’s primary functions are to develop, prepare for and assist in the implementation of emergency management plans and programs that protect and promote the public’s health, safety and welfare—before, during and after an emergency or disaster."
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.