The North American Wildland Fuels Database (NAWFD): Improved Information on Fuel Loading for Fire and Smoke Modeling in Research and Operations
Media Type: Webinar
  • Nancy H. F. French
    Michigan Technological University
  • Susan J. Prichard
    University of Washington
  • Maureen C. Kennedy
    University of Washington
  • Michael Billmire
    Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
  • International Arctic Research Center
Date: December 3, 2019

Cataloging Information

  • EVT - existing vegetation type
  • fire operations research
  • fuel loading
  • fuels database
  • smoke modeling
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Record Last Modified: January 30, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 60372


The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has supported the development of a new resource for defining fuel loading across the variable landscapes of the US. The work entailed compiling existing data on fuel loadings categorized by Existing Vegetation Type (EVT). The data has been analyzed to statistically describe the variability in fuels, and studied to understand the sensitivity of fuel loading variability to fire emissions. The database development, analysis, and resulting database access and visualization system will be reviewed. The presentation will provide some guidance on how to use these new data for improved emissions modeling and other applications.

The database is available here:  

Recording Length: 1:13:17
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