FIRESEV Documentation

The original study plan for creating the FIRESEV Severe Fire Potential map, with an appendix on modified composite burn index (CBI) protocols used for sampling burn severity in the field:

Dillon, G.K., P. Morgan, Z.A. Holden. 2009. Mapping the Potential for Severe Fire in the Western United States: A Study Plan for Research under RJVA 09-JV-11221637-270 between the University of Idaho and USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Submitted 28 September 2009, Revised 09 November 2009. [pdf]

A non-technical overview paper describing the intent and basic methodology used to create the FIRESEV Severe Fire Potential map:

Dillon, G.K., P. Morgan, Z.A. Holden. 2011. Mapping the potential for high severity wildfire in the western United States. Fire Management Today 71(2): 25-28. [pdf]

A technical paper describing the Random Forest modeling methods in detail, and presenting earlier modeling results in the Northwest and Southwest U.S:

Dillon, G.K., Z.A. Holden, P. Morgan, M.A. Crimmins, E.K. Heyerdahl, and C.H. Luce. 2011. Both topography and climate affected forest and woodland burn severity in two regions of the western US, 1984 to 2006. Ecosphere 2(12): art130.

A poster about the FIRESEV Severe Fire Potential map, with overview information about inputs, mapping and modeling methods, and modeling results:

Dillon, G.K., J.M. Herynk, Z.A. Holden, P. Morgan, R.P. Silverstein. 2012. Potential for high severity fire: a new 30m raster dataset for the western United States. Poster presentation, 5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, 3 -7 December 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA. [pdf]

A poster about the FIRESEV East Severe Fire Potential map, with overview information about inputs, mapping and modeling methods, and modeling results:

Panunto, M.H., B.H. Davis, G.K. Dillon, R.E. Keane, D.S. Birch, and P. Morgan. FIRESEV East: Mapping Severe Fire Potential in the Eastern U.S. Poster Presentation. International Association of Wildland Fire 5th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, 11-15 April 2016, Portland, Oregon, USA. [pdf]

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