Consume is a decision-making tool designed to assist resource managers in planning for wildland fire events (e.g., prescribed fires and wildfires). Consume predicts fuel consumption, pollutant emissions, and heat release based on fuel loadings, fuel moisture, and other environmental factors. Using these predictions, resource managers can determine when and where to conduct a prescribed burn or manage an unplanned wildland fire to achieve desired objectives while reducing the impact on other resources.
The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of forest growth simulation models. It is a system of highly integrated analytical tools that is based upon a body of scientific knowledge developed from decades of natural resources research and experience. Since the development of the first model for northern Idaho in 1973, FVS has evolved into a collection of “variants” which represent different geographic areas across the country.
LANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.
FFI (FEAT/FIREMON Integrated) is a plot-level monitoring software tool designed to assist managers with collection, storage and analysis of ecological information. It was constructed through a complementary integration of the Fire Ecology Assessment Tool (FEAT) and FIREMON. FFI is funded by the Fuels Management Committee, National Park Service and US Forest Service, and is being developed in cooperation with Systems for Environmental Management and Axiom IT Solutions.
Here you'll find data from all 17 volumes of the Natural Fuels Photo Series published to date with 47 photo series containing a total of 470 sites in database form to enable searching, downloading, and eventually side-by-side comparisons and customized site generation.
Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT) is a software application that integrates the Fuel Characteristics Classification System (version 3.0), Consume (version 4.2), FEPS (version 2.0), Pile Calculator, and Digital Photo Series into a single user interface. All of the tools were developed by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA) as open-source and freely sharable software and are supported as separate modules. Fuelbeds are the common currency in FFT. FCCS requires a list of one to many fuelbeds to run calculations. Because Consume and the Fire Emission Production Simulator (FEPS) can predict consumption by burn unit, they require fuelbeds to be assigned to a unit with a percentage area entered for each fuelbed.
The Program has a national charter to conduct fundamental and applied research relating to wildland fire processes, terrestrial and atmospheric effects of fire, and ecological adaptations to fire. In addition, the Program develops associated tools and applications for scientists and managers. The scope of work addresses all stages of wildland fire, including the pre-fire environment; combustion and fire behavior processes; immediate (first-order) fire effects; and longer-term (second-order) fire effects.
This link leads to the Applications List, a comprehensive list of fire modeling tools.
Wildland Fire Management, Research, Development and Application Homepage. The RD&A Program sponsors and guides the development and application of wild land scientific knowledge; develops decision support tools; and provides science application services to the interagency wild land fire community.
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Fire Research and Management System: FRAMES Homepage. FRAMES provides a method of exchanging information and transferring technology among wildland fire researchers, managers, and other stakeholders in an online environment. The FRAMES portal provides essential searchable information, a platform for data sharing and storage, development of new tools, and support to federal wildland fire management agencies in the United States throughout the various stages of wildland fire, including planning, operation, and post-fire monitoring.
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US Forest Service, Fire Effects Information System. The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year.
National Weather Service, Fire Weather Website. A key component to the new national fire weather page is its interactive map that allows you to examine critical fire weather information at the national level initially, but quickly provide you access to local and regional fire weather data as well.
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LANDIS-II simulates forest succession, disturbance (including fire, wind, harvesting, insects), climate change, and seed dispersal across large (typically 10,000 - 20,000,000 ha) landscapes. LANDIS-II tracks the spatial distribution of discrete tree and shrub species and has flexible spatial and temporal resolutions.
USFS, University of Wiscsonsin, LANDIS-II disturbance and succession spatial model