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Data Evaluation or Data Analysis for Fire Modeling

This subtopic contains an assortment of publications that assess data sets from sites or landscapes and can be used to develop portions of fire behavior models. They are not fire behavior models themselves but information found within them could be incorporated into developing fire modelling programs and improving the modeling predictions. The data fall into several categories including core fire research from the lab or from the field that describes physical characteristics of fire, weather or climate data as they can be related to fire behavior, mathematical correlations (regressions, linear correlations, etc.) that can be used to predict certain types of fire behavior, and correlations of field data with site or landscape factors.

Past Events

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Research Briefs

2018 Wyoming’s forest resources, 2011-2015
R. Justin DeRose, John D. Shaw, Sara A. Goeking, Kate Marcille, Chelsea P. McIver, James Menlove, Todd A. Morgan, Chris Witt

Publications/Reports

2020 The behaviour of wood crib fires under free burning and fire whirl conditions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Monica T. Diab, Jan B. Haelssig, Michael J. Pegg
2020 Two methods for calculating wildland fire rate of forward spread
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James S. Gould, Andrew L. Sullivan
2019 The FireFlux II experiment: a model-guided field experiment to improve understanding of fire–atmosphere interactions and fire spread
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Craig B. Clements, Adam K. Kochanski, Daisuke Seto, Braniff Davis, Christopher Camacho, Neil Lareau, Jonathan Contezac, Joseph C. Restaino, Warren Heilman, Steven K. Krueger, Bret W. Butler, Roger D. Ottmar, Robert E. Vihnanek, James Flynn, Jean-Baptiste Filippi, Toussaint Barboni, Dianne E. Hall, Jan Mandel, Mary Ann Jenkins, Joseph J. O'Brien, Benjamin Hornsby, Casey Teske
2019 Modeling ground firefighting resource activities to manage risk given uncertain weather
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Erin J. Belval, Yu Wei, Michael Bevers
2018 Fire behavior in chaparral–Evaluating flame models with laboratory data
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David R. Weise, Thomas H. Fletcher, Wesley Cole, Shankar M. Mahalingam, Xiangyang Zhou, Lulu Sun, Jing Li
2018 A VIIRS direct broadcast algorithm for rapid response mapping of wildfire burned area in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Shawn P. Urbanski, Bryce L. Nordgren, Carl Albury, Brenna Schwert, David Peterson, Brad Quayle, Wei Min Hao
2018 Appropriate Sample Sizes for Monitoring Burned Pastures in Sagebrush Steppe: How Many Plots are Enough, and Can One Size Fit All?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cara Applestein, Matthew J. Germino, David S. Pilliod, Matthew R. Fisk, Robert S. Arkle
2018 Improving Fire Behaviour Data Obtained from Wildfires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Alexander I. Filkov, Thomas J. Duff, Trent D. Penman
2018 Flame-front rate of spread estimates for moderate scale experimental fires are strongly influenced by measurement approach
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Joshua M. Johnston, Melanie J. Wheatley, Martin J. Wooster, Ronan Paugam, G. Matt Davies, Kaitlin A. DeBoer
2018 Data Descriptor: TerraClimate, a high-resolution global dataset of monthly climate and climatic water balance from 1958-2015
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, Solomon Z. Dobrowski, Sean A. Parks, Katherine C. Hegewisch
2018 Assessing the Influence of Roads on Fire Ignition: Does Land Cover Matter?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carlo Ricotta, Sofia Bajocco, Daniela Guglietta, Marco Conedera
2018 Dimensional analysis on forest fuel bed fire spread
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jiann C. Yang
2018 An Empirical Model for the Effect of Wind on Fire Spread Rate
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carlos G. Rossa, Paulo M. Fernandes
2018 Applications of the United States Forest Inventory and Analysis dataset: a review and future directions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wade T. Tinkham, Patrick R. Mahoney, Andrew T. Hudak, Grant M. Domke, Michael J. Falkowski, Christopher W. Woodall, Alistair M. S. Smith
2018 An evaluation of NDFD weather forecasts for wildland fire behavior prediction
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wesley G. Page, Natalie S. Wagenbrenner, Bret W. Butler, Jason M. Forthofer, Chris Gibson
2017 Trend analysis of fire season length and extreme fire weather in North America between 1979 and 2015
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Piyush Jain, Xianli Wang, Michael D. Flannigan
2017 Effects of season on ignition of live wildland fuels using the forced ignition and flame spread test apparatus
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sara S. McAllister, David R. Weise
2017 Climate change and the eco-hydrology of fire: will area burned increase in a warming western USA?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Donald McKenzie, Jeremy S. Littell
2017 Interacting effects of fire severity, time since fire and topography on vegetation structure after wildfire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michelle Bassett, Steven W.J. Leonard, Evelyn K. Chia, Michael F. Clarke, Andrew F. Bennett
2016 Controls on interannual variability in lightning-caused fire activity in the western US
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, Crystal A. Kolden, Jennifer Balch, Bethany A. Bradley
2016 Contribution of cut-off lows to precipitation across the United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou
2016 Measurements relating fire radiative energy density and surface fuel consumption - RxCADRE 2011 and 2012
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrew T. Hudak, Matthew B. Dickinson, Benjamin C. Bright, Robert L. Kremens, E. Louise Loudermilk, Joseph J. O'Brien, Benjamin Hornsby, Roger D. Ottmar
2016 Measuring radiant emissions from entire prescribed fires with ground, airborne, and satellite sensors - RxCADRE 2012
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew B. Dickinson, Andrew T. Hudak, Thomas J. Zajkowski, E. Louise Loudermilk, Wilfrid Schroeder, Luke Ellison, Robert L. Kremens, William Holley, Otto Martinez, Alexander Paxton, Benjamin C. Bright, Joseph J. O'Brien, Benjamin Hornsby, Charles Ichoku, Jason Faulring, Aaron Gerace, David L. Peterson, Joseph Mauceri
2016 High-resolution infrared thermography for capturing wildland fire behaviour: RxCADRE 2012
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Joseph J. O'Brien, E. Louise Loudermilk, Benjamin Hornsby, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Matthew B. Dickinson, J. Kevin Hiers, Casey Teske, Roger D. Ottmar
2016 Predicting large wildfires across western North America by modeling seasonal variation in soil water balance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Richard H. Waring, Nicholas C. Coops
2016 The impact of aging on laboratory fire behaviour in masticated shrub fuelbeds of California and Oregon, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jesse K. Kreye, J. Morgan Varner, Jeffrey M. Kane, Eric E. Knapp, Warren P. Reed
2015 Daily weather and other factors influencing burn severity in central Idaho and western Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Donovan Birch, Penelope Morgan, Crystal A. Kolden, John T. Abatzoglou, Gregory K. Dillon, Andrew T. Hudak, Alistair M. S. Smith
2015 Deriving fundamental statistical shrub fuel models by laser scanning and combustion experimentation
Technical Report or White Paper
Carl A. Seielstad, Thomas H. Fletcher, David R. Weise
2015 Warning signals for eruptive events in spreading fires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jerome M. Fox, George M. Whitesides
2015 Limitations and utilisation of monitoring trends in burn severity products for assessing wildfire severity in the USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Crystal A. Kolden, Alistair M. S. Smith, John T. Abatzoglou
2015 Role of buoyant flame dynamics in wildfire spread
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Mark A. Finney, Jack D. Cohen, Jason M. Forthofer, Sara S. McAllister, Michael J. Gollner, Daniel J. Gorham, Kozo Saito, Nelson K. Akafuah, Brittany A. Adam, Justin D. English
2015 Fuel loads and simulated fire behavior in 'old-stage' beetle-infested ponderosa pine of the Colorado Plateau
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
E. Matthew Hansen, Morris C. Johnson, Barbara J. Bentz, A. Steven Munson
2014 Fuel treatment effectiveness in reducing fire intensity and spread rate -- an experimental overview
Conference Proceedings
Eric Mueller, Nick Skowronski, Albert Simeoni, Kenneth L. Clark, Robert L. Kremens, William E. Mell, Michael R. Gallagher, Jan C. Thomas, Alexander I. Filkov, M. El Houssami, John L. Hom, Bret W. Butler
2014 Representation and evaluation of wildfire propagation simulations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jean-Baptiste Filippi, Vivien Mallet, Bahaa Nader
2014 Impacts of mega-fires on large U.S. urban area air quality under changing climate and fuels
Technical Report or White Paper
Yongqiang Liu, Scott L. Goodrick, John A. Stanturf, Hanqin Tian
2014 Climate and very large wildland fires in the contiguous western USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
E. Natasha Stavros, John T. Abatzoglou, Narasimhan K. Larkin, Donald McKenzie, E. Ashley Steel
2014 Questionable evidence of natural warming of the northwestern United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, David E. Rupp, Philip W. Mote
2014 Observed and projected changes in absolute temperature extremes across the contiguous United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, Renaud Barbero
2014 Seasonal climate variability and change in the Pacific Northwest of the United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, David E. Rupp, Philip W. Mote
2013 Are the applications of wildland fire behaviour models getting ahead of their evaluation again?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Martin E. Alexander, Miguel G. Cruz
2013 A study of flame spread in engineered cardboard fuelbeds: part II: scaling law approach
Conference Proceedings
Brittany A. Adam, Nelson K. Akafuah, Mark A. Finney, Jason M. Forthofer, Kozo Saito
2013 Uncertainty associated with model predictions of surface and crown fire rates of spread
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Miguel G. Cruz, Martin E. Alexander
2013 Wildfire exposure and fuel management on western US national forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Alan A. Ager, Michelle A. Day, Charles W. McHugh, Karen C. Short, Julie W. Gilbertson-Day, Mark A. Finney, David E. Calkin
2012 Entrainment regimes and flame characteristics of wildland fires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ralph M. Nelson, Bret W. Butler, David R. Weise
2011 Characterization of flame radiosity in shrubland fires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Miguel G. Cruz, Bret W. Butler, Domingos Xavier Viegas, Pedro Palheiro
2011 A comparison of statistical downscaling methods suited for wildfire applications
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, Timothy J. Brown
2010 Fine fuel heating by radiant flux
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David Frankman, Brent W. Webb, Bret W. Butler, Donald J. Latham
2010 Characterization of convective heating in full scale wildland fires
Conference Proceedings
Bret W. Butler
2010 In-situ characterization of wildland fire behavior
Conference Proceedings
Bret W. Butler, Daniel M. Jimenez, Jason M. Forthofer, Paul Sopko, Kyle S. Shannon, James J. Reardon
2009 Rx-CADRE (Prescribed Fire Combustion-Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiments) collaborative research in the core fire sciences
Conference Proceedings
Daniel M. Jimenez, J. Kevin Hiers, Roger D. Ottmar, Matthew B. Dickinson, Robert L. Kremens, Joseph J. O'Brien, Andrew T. Hudak, C. Clements
2007 Statistical model for forecasting monthly large wildfire events in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Haiganoush K. Preisler, Anthony L. Westerling
2007 Wildfires, weather, and productivity
Conference Proceedings
Michel L. Bernard, Noureddine Nimour
2006 Biomass consumption during prescribed fires in big sagebrush ecosystems
Conference Proceedings
Clinton S. Wright, Susan J. Prichard
2006 Planetary wave breaking and nonlinear reflection: seasonal cycle and interannual variability
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John T. Abatzoglou, Gudrun Magnusdottir
2005 Evaluation of the Experimental Climate Prediction Center's fire danger forecasts with remote automated weather station observations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hauss J. Reinbold, John O. Roads, Timothy J. Brown
2004 Probability based models for estimation of wildfire risk
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Haiganoush K. Preisler, David R. Brillinger, Robert E. Burgan, John W. Benoit
2003 Assessing canopy fuel stratum characteristics in crown fire prone fuel types of western North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Martin E. Alexander, Ronald H. Wakimoto
2003 Reaction times and burning rates for wind tunnel headfires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ralph M. Nelson
2001 Statistical forecast of the 2001 western wildfire season using principal components regression
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Anthony L. Westerling, Daniel R. Cayan, Alexander Gershunov, M. D. Dettinger, Timothy J. Brown
1997 Making sense of fire weather
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brian E. Potter
1995 Intermountain West lightning-caused fires: climatic predictors of area burned
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul A. Knapp
1991 Predicting behavior and size of crown fires in the northern Rocky Mountains
Technical Report or White Paper
Richard C. Rothermel
1983 Monoammonium phosphate: effect on flammability of excelsior and pine needles
Technical Report or White Paper
Aylmer D. Blakely
1978 Predicting slash depth for fire modeling
Technical Report or White Paper
Frank A. Albini, James K. Brown
1972 Field test of a rate-of-fire-spread model in slash fuels
Technical Report or White Paper
James K. Brown
1971 The seasonal trends in moisture content, ether extractives, and energy of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir needles
Technical Report or White Paper
Charles W. Philpot, Robert W. Mutch