Understanding Atmosphere-Ecosystem Interactions at Multiple Scales
Improve understanding of how the atmosphere interacts with the
physical, biological, and social components of ecosystems at multiple
spatial and temporal scales; provide new information related to the
effects of atmosphere-ecosystem interactions on ecosystem processes
and functions; provide relevant atmosphere-ecosystem interaction
information and tools to aid in the development of policies and
management strategies for these ecosystems.
The Eastern Area Modeling Consortium (EAMC) is a multi-agency
coalition of researchers, fire managers, air-quality managers, and
natural resource managers at the Federal, State, and local levels
increase understanding of fire behavior and smoke dispersion
expand knowledge of the physics of fire-atmosphere interactions
on all scales
enhance ability to predict and respond to the dangers of
prescribed fires and wildfires
develop products and transfer new technologies related to
national and regional fire-weather and air-quality dynamics
Currently, the Eastern Area Modeling Consortium provides two types
of weather products.
Maps show current and future weather patterns over various regions of
the United States. Time series products indicate how conditions
are likely to change at a given location over a 48 hour period.
Each type of product is available for specific weather variables or