Fire Behavior and Modeling Group
Draft revisions to 2008 Fuel Model Guide to Alaska Vegetation
Your Input is Needed! The Fire Behavior and Modeling Group is leading a revision of the 2008 Fuel Model Guide. When complete, the revised guide will include better photo documentation, more fire behavior comments, suggestions for alternate fuel models to use under different conditions, and help with characterizing post-fire habitats.
The information posted here includes a draft revision of the guide as of March 2016. A table summarizing changes to fuel models between the original guide and the revision is included at the beginning of the document.
We hope to finalize the revision in spring 2017. We are looking for photos and feedback from people familiar with fire in Alaska and those who have opportunities to observe fire behavior during the 2016 fire season, particularly in Closed Black Spruce and Open Black Spruce forest types.
For questions or comments, please contact
Click here for recording from "DOF and AFS GIS servers" on February 8, 2017, organized by the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee and presented by Dan LaBarre and Jennifer Jenkins.
Click here for recording from "WFDSS Analyses: Getting Ready for the 2016 Season" on May 24, 2016, organized by the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee and presented by Robert Ziel, Laurie Kurth, and Lisa Saperstein.
Click here for recording and presentations from March 16, 2016 Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee Webinar by Tom St. Clair and Eric Miller: "When Do the Old Burns Matter?" and "Feathermoss: A Fuel Bed Misfit"
Fire behavior analysis is an ever-evolving field with new data, models, and information. Analysts can help fire managers to answer a variety of questions but it is difficult to stay informed on the tools available.
A proactive group of analysts, modelers, fuels specialists, and others have gathered to discuss these modeling tools and their application to fire management questions in Alaska. This informal group is open to anyone interested in learning more about fire behavior modeling.
Fire Behavior and Modeling Highlights
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Note: Please do not cite any information posted from this group without consulting with the document creator. All data, graphs, discussion documents, etc. are for information purposes only and have not been through a peer review process.