Media


Title

Landscape Risk Assessment in Alaska: Past and Current Approaches
Media Type: Presentation
Presenter(s):
Publisher(s):
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Recording Date: April 1, 2015

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • environmental factors
  • fire behavior modeling
  • fire risk assessment
  • ignitions
  • Landscape Wildfire Behavior
  • vegetation
Topic(s):
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: March 5, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57367

Description

Robert "Zeke" Ziel, a long-term analyst and fire behavior specialist for the State of Alaska, Zeke gives an overview of the past and current tools used in Alaska (and elsewhere) for Landscape Risk Assessment and exposure to wildfire. Modeling is more art than science in that the questions you ask and the modeling inputs strongly influence the outcome. He covers inputs and caveats associated with the inputs, including ignitions, landscape vegetation layer, and environmental factors. Modeling for risk assessment is become a standard practice and tools are becoming easier to use.

Recording Length: 0:22:33
Online Link(s):
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