Fire behavior assessment team: pre- and post-fire tree data, raw and processed
  • Alicia L. Reiner
    US Forest Service, Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team
  • Carol M. Ewell
    US Forest Service, Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team
  • Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman
  • Scott N. Dailey
    US Forest Service
  • Erin K. Noonan-Wright
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Wildland Fire Management RD&A
  • Tiffany P. Norman
  • Nicole M. Vaillant
    Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC)
  • Matthew B. Dickinson
    US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • Chelsea Morgan
  • Mark Courson
  • Mike Campbell
Funding Source(s):
  • Joint Fire Science Program
  • US Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management
  • US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region
  • US Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest
  • US Forest Service, Sequoia National Forest
  • US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
  • US Forest Service, Research Data Archive
Publication Date: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • Arizona
  • canopy fuels
  • environment
  • fire severity
  • forest management
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • JFSP - Joint Fire Science Program
  • Montana
  • natural resource management
  • stand characteristics
  • trees
  • Wyoming
Geospatial Information:
xMax: -65.2588 , xMin: -127.9722 , yMax: 51.6328 , yMin: 22.7657 , Datum: WGS84
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Record Last Modified: April 18, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57699


This data publication contains the raw and processed tree/canopy fuels data pre- and post-fire collected by the Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) on wildland fires in the United States from 2003-2017. Logistics (proximity to instrumentation/crew members), funding, fire activity, and monitoring questions influenced the geographic regions and fires where sampling was attempted, for instance, fuel treatments recorded in the Forest Service Activity Tracking System (FACTS), as well as tree mortality areas, were each targets for FBAT sampling in the past. FBAT is an interagency group of primarily Forest Service employees with both monitoring and fireline qualifications which collects pre- and post-fire fuels and tree data along with fire behavior measurements on wildland fires. Data include raw tree data (measurements collected from the field), processed data (stand characteristics and canopy fuels variables) computed using the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), and key documents pertaining to the methods so that others could replicate or modify data post-processing. The location (GPS) data, surface fuels and fire behavior data are archived separately. [This data product is archived in the USFS Research Data Archive, number RDS-2018-0057.]

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