In southern California, many fires start and burn under conditions that permit their control with little burned acreage and fire damage. In contrast, under other conditions of weather and topography, on a small group of fires, control effort is...
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The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
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The data necessary for fire simulation may be made available through an algorithm based on tracing of boundaries composed of straight-line segments. Useful assumptions are that if a closed boundary does not contain a given point, then any other closed...
Summary of fire intensity levels, flame length, and fire description and control actions.
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To facilitate debris management, procedures for inventorying downed woody material are presented. Instructions show how to estimate weights and volumes of downed woody material, fuel depth, and duff depth. Using the planar intersect technique, downed...
This paper by Bill Adams, BLM Alaska State Office, Division of Fire Control, was developed with a research needs analysis by the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska. It expresses of program management, including BLM's fire program and provides a...
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[from the text] The Park can be divided into three major vegetation zones. The Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir zone lies above 8,400 feet elevation and is underlain by tertiary andesitic bedrock or has greater than forty inches annual precipitation...
The Very High Resolution Radiometer of NOAA-2 and -3 can successfully locate and identify thunderstorms. Since lightning fires account for more than 90 percent of the acreage burned by forest fires in Alaska, this imagery promises to be a useful tool...
Check out this fully online course on Wildland Fire Science and Management offered by Professor Kenn H. Clark via Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Tall Timbers Wildland Fire Science Program has received Department of Defense funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. This work seeks to advance more mechanistic predictions of fire effects through the application and advancement of coupled fire-atmospheric modeling to empirical study of surface fire regimes. The project is field-intensive and includes intensive fire-line experimentation campaigns using a variety of spatial and temporal monitoring techniques. This post-doctoral fellowship has up to 3.5 years of funding to lead integration efforts of multidisciplinary empirical fire behavior and forest measurements. The position will oversee data management, analysis, and data integration of 3D fuel characterization, fire behavior, fire effects, and 3D flows. The position will also facilitate the transfer of pre- and post-burn datasets to fire behavior modeling teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Colorado State University. The incumbent will play a key role in advancing our understanding of heat transfer to vegetation during fire and in improving post fire effects prediction. Primary duties are to assist the Wildland Fire Scientist and project collaborators with implementation of the study plan, help supervise field data acquisition, facilitate data transfer among participating organizations, and lead spatially explicit analysis of energy transfer and resulting fire effects. Other duties range from publication writing and preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals, administering project management software, budget reporting, and student advisement.
Included in this free class:
- A trunk and curriculum containing 40 hands-on activities for teaching about wildland fire science
- Covers physical science of combustion, fire history, succession, and fire effects on plants andanimals
- New curriculum & streamlined materials - just released
- Includes materials on fire use by Native Americans
- Lessons for elementary, middle, and high school levels
When: June 20-21, 2019.
Where: Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT
Proposals for special sessions, workshops and trainings, oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings are now being accepted.
Call for Special Sessions ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Workshops, Trainings, and Courses ~ Deadline April 1, 2019
Call for Oral and Poster Presentations ~ Deadline August 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and August 30, 2019 for Poster Presentations
Call for Fire Circles ~ Deadline August 1, 2019
Call for Attached Meetings ~ Deadline August 30, 2019
The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.
The PFTC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Attendees will travel to several remote sites during their stay to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as urban interface.
The Southeast is an ideal site for the PFTC due to the year round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. During their 20 day tour, individuals should expect to participate in prescribed burns conducted for a variety of objectives. The wildland urban interface is a focus of PFTC, and most participants will have opportunities to conduct burns in interface situations. This variety of field experience with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies offers an accelerated learning opportunity for the participants.
FY2019 20-Day Sessions:
- January 6, 2019 to January 25, 2019
- February 3, 2019 to February 22, 2019
- March 10, 2019 to March 29, 2019
- April 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019
- June 2, 2019 to June 21, 2019
FY2019 Agency Admin Workshops:
- October 25, 2018 to October 30, 2018
- February 28, 2019 to March 5, 2019
Two sessions of the SD East River Training Exchange (TREX) are scheduled for 2018:
- First Session: May 1-12
- Second Session: May 15-25
Description: During the month of May, crews will conduct a series of...
Looking at all lands approaches to burning in the SBR FLN landscapes
The 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
The 12th Fire and Forest...
May 14th- May 15th UC Blodgett Forest Research, Georgetown, CA
May 16th-17th UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, Browns Valley, CA
The Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium is excited to be hosting 3 fire ecology workshops aimed to deliver fire science to interested landowners and members of the general public. These workshops will have indoor presentations and in-the-field...
Pre-season climate and weather variables indicate a moderate to high chance of a near average wildfire season in Washington and an above average season for Oregon. During this webinar, we'll explore the factors that make up this outlook, define what a...
The Joint Polar Satellite System is organizing an...
Major Sponsors: Sonoma State University, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service, University of California Cooperative Extension, California Fire Science Consortium
About this Event:
In October, 2017, wildfires devastated...
Organized by the AWFCG Fire Modeling & Analysis Committee (FMAC), this webinar will help you get ready for the upcoming fire season in Alaska. Speakers and topics will include:
- Chris Moore on 2017 Fire Modeling Case Studies (AKA "Have...
Sponsored by the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange
Join Dr. Nick Skowronski, Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, as he delivers the overview of a massive scientific research collaboration based in the New...