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Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Robert Ziel
Publication Date: 2018

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.

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

Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior    Fuels    Hazard and Risk    Models    Weather
  • 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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