Document


Title

The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator
Document Type: Report
Editor(s): Elizabeth D. Reinhardt; Nicholas L. Crookston
Publication Year: 2003

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • BEHAVE
  • CWD - coarse woody debris
  • FFE-FVS - Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • FOFEM - First Order Fire Effects Model
  • forest fire
  • FVS - Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • NEXUS
  • snags
  • stand dynamics
JFSP Project Number(s):
99-1-1-04
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: October 26, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 406

Description

The Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) simulates fuel dynamics and potential fire behaviour over time, in the context of stand development and management. Existing models of fire behavior and fire effects were added to FVS to form this extension. New submodels representing snag and fuel dynamics were created to complete the linkages. This report contains four chapters. Chapter 1 states the purpose and chronicles some applications of the model. Chapter 2 details the model's content, documents links to the supporting science, and provides annotated examples of the outputs. Chapter 3 is a user's guide that presents options and examples of command usage. Chapter 4 describes how the model was customized for use in different regions. Fuel managers and silviculturists charged with managing fire-prone forests can use the FFE-FVS and this document to better understand and display the consequences of alternative management actions.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

Online Link(s):
Citation:
Reinhardt, Elizabeth; Crookston, Nicholas L. (Eds). 2003. The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-116. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 209 p.