Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): G. L. Ball; D. Phillip Guertin
Editor(s): Stephen C. Nodvin; Thomas A. Waldrop
Publication Year: 1991

Cataloging Information

  • computer program
  • fire management
  • fire models
  • fire size
  • fire spread prediction
  • flame length
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • GIS - geographic information system
  • moisture
  • risk management
  • sloping terrain
  • statistical analysis
  • surface fires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 16121
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8435
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:SE-69
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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FIREMAP is a model for simulating surface fire spread through heterogeneous fuels and over non-uniform terrain. The model was constructed using PROMAP, a language which allows dynamic spatial models to be constructed using raster GIS data bases. The GIS system is used to construct the necessary input data Of fuel types, moistures, slope, wind speed and wind direction. The model has been tested against a set of conditions under which specified fire perimeter shapes should be expected. The results of the tests indicate that the fire shapes developed using data representing actual field conditions arc reasonable. A model such as FIREMAP has application for prescribed burns, evaluating fire effects, and fire in the wildland/urban interface.

Online Link(s):
Ball, George L.; Guertin, D. Phillip. 1991. FIREMAP. Pages 215-218. In: Nodvin, Stephen C.; Waldrop, Thomas A. (editors). Fire and the environment: ecological and cultural perspectives. General Technical Report SE-GTR-69. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station.