Workshop: Keynote: Wildfire Risk Modeling, Simulating at the Gazillion Scale
Abstract: Evaluating wildfire risk is needed at high spatial resolution and an hourly scale. This a technological challenge as on top of high-resolution weather models, fire behavior needs other complex inputs. Being a hazard with global coverage, the problem to provide quantitative evaluations can only be addressed by using HPC infrastructures that integration of a vast amount of data sources. Technosylva applies HPC methods to evaluate hourly wildland fire risk for the three biggest utilities of California and has been recently selected among 131 companies in the request for Innovation Ideas California's Governor to provide these capabilities to CAL FIRE.