Alaska Fire Modeling Lessons Learned and Review from 2013
Media Type: Video
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: March 5, 2014

Cataloging Information

  • canopy base height
  • CBD - canopy bulk density
  • crown fire
  • FSPro - Fire Spread Probability
  • lessons learned
  • WFDSS - Wildland Fire Decision Support System
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Record Last Modified: May 7, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 16892


The Webinar on March 5, 2014 was organized by the Alaska Fire Modeling Applications Committee and hosted by Alaska Fire Science Consortium. Three fire analysts discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from their experiences modeling several Alaska fires in the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) in 2013. Important things they learned include fuel model substitutions (SH5 for TU4) in the LCP to improve performance, pros and cons of the 2 crown fire models, and common settings for canopy base height (CBH), Crown Bulk Density (CBD) and Canopy cover when working in Alaska black spruce forest type. How well does FSPro predict short-term and long-term (14-day) fire behavior in Alaska black spruce? Watch the video and find out.

Recording Length: 1:06:10
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