Soil moisture prototype improves fire risk forecasts
Immediate benefits for emergency and land management agencies will be improvements to the fire danger rating and warning system, fire behaviour and flood prediction models, which will flow on to emergency warnings issued to the public.
Vinodkumar, Dharssi I, Bally J, Steinle P, McJannet D, and Walker J (2017), Comparison of soil wetness from multiple models over Australia with observations, Water Resources Research 53, pp. 633-646, doi:10.1002/2015WR017738.
Originally posted in Hazard Note, 14 Jun 2017 (link)