Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1713–1734, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1713–1734, 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.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-334', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-334', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jan 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-334 [reply to RC1 and RC2]', Michael Kiefer, 27 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Michael Kiefer on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2022) by Sam Rabin
Short summary
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.