Fire! Using GIS to predict fire
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): K. Green; M. A. Finney; J. Campbell; D. Weinstein; V. Landrum
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • computer programs
  • fire growth
  • fuel moisture
  • GIS
  • ignition
  • topography
  • wilderness fire management
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35878
Tall Timbers Record Number: 10206
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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FIRE! is one example of GIS models that go beyond inventory, monitoring, and display to allow ecosystem managers to simulate the spatial outcomes of management and policy decisions. By making the ability to vary critical model assumptions readily accessible to the manager, FIRE! allows ecosystem managers to test the sensitivity of decisions to assumptions of weather, fuels, and topography. Future applications will allow the economic costs and benefits of those decisions to be considered by incorporating ignition risk, suppression costs and land value into the model. © Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Green, K., M. A. Finney, J. Campbell, D. Weinstein, and V. Landrum. 1995. Fire! Using GIS to predict fire. Journal of Forestry, v. 93, no. 5, p. 21-25.