This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Awards 0324910, 0421498, and 0835598. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Marques Cameron was supported by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program. WRF, including the WRF-Fire physics module, is available as public domain software at http://www.wrf-model.org. Contributions to WRF-Fire came from numerous individuals at NCAR, the U. S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and the University of Colorado at Denver. We thank Peter Sullivan for helpful discussions during this work. We thank Alan Norton of NCAR’s Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) for help with visualizations using VAPOR.
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