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3D Fuel Characterization for Improved Modeling of Wildland Fire Behavior and Smoke

Date: March 18, 2021
Presenter(s): Susan J. Prichard

Rapid advancements in wildland fire modeling are promoting innovations in how we characterize and map wildland fuels. Before these models can be widely used, more research on fuel characterization and mapping methods is needed to support 3D model inputs. The 3D Fuels Project is characterizing surface and canopy fuels on pine-dominated sites in the southeastern and western United States and western grasslands that represent fuels commonly characterized for prescribed burning. Through this project, researchers are developing a library of tools and datasets to leverage multi-scale estimates of 3D fuel structure and consumption that can be used directly within models of fire behavior and smoke production.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Mapping, Fuels, Fuel Descriptions, Smoke & Air Quality, Fire & Smoke Models, Smoke Emissions, Smoke Monitoring
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 23311
FRAMES RCS number: 63576
Record updated: Jun 11, 2021