Scientists simulate Lahaina Fire to improve prediction of wildland-urban fires

Published February 21, 2024

Print reported that a team of scientists, including Negar Elhami-Khorasani, have successfully applied a pair of advanced computer models to simulate last year’s wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii. This could lay the groundwork for more detailed predictions of wildfires, eventually helping with firefighting efforts and safer evacuations as well as the design of wildfire-resistant communities. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) also reported on the study.