The National Weather Service Fire Weather page for Hawaii includes links to current conditions and forecasts. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is a useful indicator of potential fire weather and is updated daily. Larger values of KBDI (>600) indicate drought conditions and have been associated with the occurrence of large fires in Hawaii. NWS also provides spot weather forecasts that can be used for specific locations in the event of a wildfire incident.
Slideshow presentation by Dr. Andrew Pierce at the 2011 PFX Workshop on fuel mapping using plot-leveland multi-spectral data. He uses a sample site at Pohakuloa Training Area as a demonstration of the modeling technique. Goals of his work include: using "surface and canopy fuels maps to predict expected fire behaviors for PTA under current and future climate scenarios (warmer and/or drier)" and combining "fuels maps with threatened & endangered species locations to prioritize fuel and optimally locate treatments."
Slideshow presentation by Paul Hessburg and Keith Reynolds (U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station) about a computer model that evaluates severe wildfire danger and provides a method for prioritizing watersheds for fuel treatments.
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.
Hosted by: FRAMES An "agency independent plot level sampling system designed to characterize changes in ecosystem attributes over time. The system consists of: a sampling strategy manual, standardized sampling methods, field forms, access database, and a data analysis program."
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.
An educational website devoted to creating a centralized source of dendrochronology resources. Includes information on tree-ring dating software, equipment, and techniques.