Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1713–1734, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1713-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1713–1734, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1713-2022

Development and technical paper 28 Feb 2022

Development and technical paper | 28 Feb 2022

Representing low-intensity fire sensible heat output in a mesoscale atmospheric model with a canopy submodel: a case study with ARPS-CANOPY (version 5.2.12)

Michael T. Kiefer et al.

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Representing Low-Intensity Fire Sensible Heat Output in a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model with a Canopy Submodel: A Case Study with ARPS-CANOPY (version 5.2.12) [Data set] M. T. Kiefer, W. E. Heilman, S. Zhong, J. J. Charney, X. Bian, N. S. Skowronski, K. L. Clark, M. R. Gallagher, J. L. Hom, and M. Patterson https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/JJCPND

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We examine methods used to represent wildland fire sensible heat release in atmospheric models. A set of simulations are evaluated using observations from a low-intensity prescribed fire in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The comparison is motivated by the need for guidance regarding the representation of low-intensity fire sensible heating in atmospheric models. Such fires are prevalent during prescribed fire operations and can impact the health and safety of fire personnel and the public.