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Introduction to FlamMap5

Date: August 9, 2012
Presenter(s): Charles W. McHugh

FlamMap is a fire behavior mapping and analysis program that computes potential fire behavior characteristics (spread rate, flame length, fireline intensity, etc.) over an entire FARSITE landscape for constant weather and fuel moisture conditions. Since 2006 FlamMap3 has been widely used by the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and other federal and state land management agencies in support of fire management activities. With the release of FlamMap5 we have addressed previous issues in FlamMap3 and have added additional functionality, such as:

• 32-bit and 64-bit operating system versions of the program are now available.

• WindNinja is embedded in the program allowing for the inclusion of gridded wind fields in all analyses.

• Spotting is included and accounted for in the Minimum Travel Time (MTT) calculations.

• Barrier files can be incorporated into MTT analyses.

Burn probability analysis now includes outputs of individual fire perimeters, text files with information on individual fire size and locations, and flame length probabilities in a variety of categories allowing for enhanced risk analysis. Additionally, ignitions can either be random or provided by the user. This webinar is designed to introduce the user community to the new features within FlamMap5, how to navigate through FlamMap5 and where and how to access the program and supporting documentation.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Prediction
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12850
FRAMES RCS number: 13925
Record updated: Nov 1, 2017