Lightning and Wildfires
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Issue-based Coalition on Environment and Climate Change
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
4 November 2021
The session is intended to provide concise but relevant information about the wildfires and/or lightning information systems in the Americas. This session particularly aims to:
- Review wildfire monitoring, prediction and response in the Americas.
- Review the region’s progress and challenges in lightning detection and prediction.
- Identify best practices for integrating lightning and wildfire data systems.
- Improve current risk management approaches for these hazards.
- Share the IBC’s findings on CC and wildfire resilience.
Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Representative, NCAC Office, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Pieter Van Lierop
Regional Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Manager of the Canadian Lightning Detection Network, Meteorological Service of Canada
Fire Weather Program Manager, National Weather Service, USA
Numerical Weather Prediction Development Section Chief at the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC)
Coordinating Director, Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO)
Executive Secretary, Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos (CRRH)
Director, National Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN)