FireEarth is a collaboration between scientists at the University of Idaho, Washington State University, University of California Merced, and the US Forest Service. FireEarth aims to improve our understanding of wildfire vulnerability across the Pacific Northwest so that communities can build resilience to future wildfires.
This StoryMap is an overview of some of the work undertaken by FireEarth scientists, serving as an introduction to the project. FireEarth is not a standalone endeavor, as the work draws on past and concurrent efforts in the field of wildfire science, which are referenced when applicable.
The StoryMap is organized around 13 main sections: 1) About the FireEarth StoryMap, 2) An Introduction to Wildfire, 3) FireEarth's Goal, 4) Cascading Consequences of Fire, 5) Erosion and Runoff, 6) Cascading Consequence: Fire Intensity Impacts, 7) Regional Hydro-Ecologic Simulation System (RHESSys), 8) Smoke and Air Pollution, 9) Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Wildfire, 10) Community Adaptation to Fire, 11) Biomimicry: Copying Nature to Coexist with Fire, 12) Conclusion, and 13) All FireEarth-Supported Papers.
The navigation bar at the top of the screen allows you to skip to the sections you are most interested in.
The production of this StoryMap was supported by the National Science Foundation through award DMS-1520873. The research described in this brief may have had other funding sources, which are acknowledged in the appropriate foundational publications.