On average, fires in Southern California scorch more than 100,000 acres each year. When hot and dry Santa Ana winds combine with critically dry vegetation, the potential for large and destructive wildfires dramatically increases. Mark Jackson will discuss how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service partners with its area fire agencies to respond to this threat and minimize its impacts. He will also discuss how climate change might affect wildfire trends in the western United States.
Jackson heads NOAA’s National Weather Service Los Angeles Weather Forecasting Office in Oxnard, California. He has a master’s degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
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Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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