Why Alaska Fire Potential Assessments Are Different
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Robert Ziel
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • AKFF - Alaska Fire and Fuels
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • fuel moisture
  • FWI - Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System
  • NFDRS - National Fire Danger Rating System
  • RAWS - Remote Automated Weather Station
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 56814


There are at least 5 important factors that lead Alaska fire managers to continue their use of the Canadian CFFDRS system of fire danger and fire behavior tools for fire potential assessments in Alaska.  Fire behavior expert Robert "Zeke" Ziel gives a succinct review of them in this illustrated 3-page report.

Online Link(s):
Link to this document (1.3 MB; pdf)
Ziel, Robert. 2018. Why Alaska Fire Potential Assessments Are Different. Fact Sheet 1. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Fire Science Consortium. 3 p.