Mapping Fire Emissions: A review of the Wildland Fire Emissions Inventory System and Explanation of Recent Updates
Media Type: Webinar
  • Nancy H. F. French
    Michigan Technological University
  • Michael Billmire
    Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
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Host Agency:
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: May 6, 2021

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • Arctic-Boreal zone
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • Canada
  • emission factor
  • FCCS - Fuel Characteristic Classification System
  • fire management
  • fuel loading
  • fuel moisture
  • health effects
  • land management
  • PM2.5
  • smoke management
  • WFEIS - Wildland Fire Emissions Information System
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 63726


The Wildland Fire Emissions Inventory System (WFEIS) came out of a NASA Applied Science program focused on creating maps of regional-scale wildland fire carbon emissions using the Consume emissions model and the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) for describing fuelbeds. As these tools have evolved, WFEIS has too, with more emphasis on pollution emissions, as well as finer scale emissions maps. In this presentation we will review the basics of WFEIS, its overlap with other fire decision-support tools, and recent updates to its functionality and utility for decision-making. We will provide you with a general idea of when WFEIS can help in your assessment of fire emissions, and answer questions about the system and its new functionality.

Recording Length: 0:53:31
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