2022 Pathfinding Partnerships Award: Rapid-Response Science after the Marshall Fire

This Award recognizes the quick-response science and service conducted by a set of pathfinding partners at the first signs, during and after the Marshall Fire roared through Superior and Louisville, Colorado, at the end of 2021. A diverse team of researchers set to work immediately, collaborating seamlessly to figure out how to serve citizens in the short term as well as in the long term with weather and fire assessments and data. Partners from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) , CU Boulder’s Mechanical Engineering and Geography departments, the NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory, the NOAA Global Systems Laboratory, the NOAA National Weather Service, and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) helped ordinary people make extraordinary decisions, and their ongoing research promises to help guide wildfire response and mitigation long into the future.