Fuels Management Analyst Plus (FMAPlus)
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Fire Program Solutions, LLC

Cataloging Information

  • canopy fuel load
  • CrownMass (TM)
  • FMA - Fuel Management Analyst
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Record Last Modified: April 20, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 945


FMAPlus(copyright) Version 3 is a state-of-the-art suite of programs for use by resource managers to inventory and estimate surface and canopy fuel loading and to predict surface and canopy fire behavior and resulting fire effects. FMAPlus(copyright) Version 3 enables you to enter field data in user-friendly interface and it provides ways to leverage existing data like Forest Vegetation Simulator runs through the use of import capabilities. In addition, inventory data can be generated using a sophisticated Photo Series interface. Once data is collected, a wide range of outputs can be generated including assessments of loading both for surface and canopy fuels. From these assessments, fire behavior outcomes can be generated including canopy fire potential. Display options include graphs and tabular reports, which can be viewed or printed.

[This tool is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

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