Why is calibrating the fire behavior models important to predicting fire behavior - an interview with Mark Finney a Research Scientist at the RMRS Fire Sciences Lab. Mark highlight's considerations an analyst should make when validating fire behavior...
Fire Behavior Portal
The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org)
The Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org) is a collection of long-term assessments, fire progressions, fire behavior reports, and other documents and resources to support fire modeling and assessment of long-duration fires. Each file is tied to some event with a location, a start date, and background information. This site is operated by Rick Stratton and Jim Edmonds of the USFS National Office.
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Why use FSPro - an interview with Mark Finney - This tool was developed to help inform risk based decisions associated with values at risk and probability of fire impacts to those values.
What makes a good analyst - some thoughts from Mark Finney and his perspective of what makes a good analyst. An analyst is curious about fire behavior, they use judgement and interpretation to communicate and validate models in relation to the actual...
Mark Finney provides some considerations when setting up FSPro analyses - What is it you want to know from the analysis - is it the likely hood something is going to happen or is it the potential something is going to happen? These are different...
Episode 3 of the Fire Danger Learning System describes the dataflow of weather data into the various databases and processors that provide fire danger calculations for the US National Fire Danger Rating System.
Episode 2 of the Fire Danger Learning Series discussing the forthcoming 2016 revision to the US National Fire Danger Rating System.
Episode #1 of the Fire Danger Learning Series presents the components and indices that compose the US National Fire Danger Rating System.
The criteria used to define Santa Ana winds (SAWs) are dependent upon both the impact of interest (e.g., catastrophic wildfires) and the location and/or time of day examined. We employ a comprehensive definition and methodology for constructing a...
The Kenai Lake Fire burned north of Kenai Lake on the Seward Ranger District of the Chugach National Forest from June 25 through July 8, 2001. The fire’s size was approximately 3260 acres. This assessment uses the FireFamily+ and RERAP (Rare Event Risk...
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
No upcoming events.
- CANCELED DUE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN -
The AWFCG Interagency Fall Fire Review is in conjunction with the Alaska Fire Science Workshop. Please check out both events!
Presenter: Peter Fule
Under current conditions, large, severe wildfires are a fact of life in southwestern ponderosa pine forests. What will burned systems look like over the coming decades under warming climate? Do management treatments make a...
Presented by Dr. Francis Fujioka, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station (Emeritus)
All seminars are 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Room 017 of the Southwest Forest Science Complex (Building 82) on the campus of Northern Arizona University (campus map). A...
Participate to increase your awareness of the usefulness of Prescribed Burn Associations in overcoming obstacles to burning.
Prescribed burning is a critically important tool for management of rangelands. Presenters will address the reasons why...
Presenters: Charlotte Reemts, The Nature Conservancy and Helen Poulos, Wesleyan University
This webinar will connect science and fire management in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. Three wildfires burned through the pinyon-juniper-oak forests...
Minimizing the adverse effects of smoke from wildland fire on human health and visibility requires estimates of fuels characteristics, fuel consumption, and emissions production. This information is used by dispersion models to estimate smoke...
Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future
In anticipation of the 100th Annual Meeting in 2015, the 98th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting will look to the past as guidance in understanding...
The Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources will host the 4th Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium on August 1-2, 2013 at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU Campus.
The theme of 2013 symposium will be impacts of...
Access the Webinar at: https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/wildfire/
Please join the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and the Extension Disaster...
Could prescribed fire be used in your forest?
What forest type would benefit from prescribed fire?
How and when...