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Publication Details

Title:
Fire Behavior Assessment Team: pre- and post-fire tree data, raw and processed
Author(s):
Reiner, Alicia L.; Ewell, Carol M.; Fites-Kaufman, Josephine A.; Dailey, Scott N.; Noonan-Wright, Erin K.; Norman, Tiffany P.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Morgan, Chelsea; Courson, Mark; Campbell, Mike
Publication Year:
2018
How to Cite:
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Reiner, Alicia L.; Ewell, Carol M.; Fites-Kaufman, Josephine A.; Dailey, Scott N.; Noonan-Wright, Erin K.; Norman, Tiffany P.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Morgan, Chelsea; Courson, Mark; Campbell, Mike. 2018. Fire Behavior Assessment Team: pre- and post-fire tree data, raw and processed. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2018-0057
Abstract:
This data publication contains the raw and processed tree/canopy fuels data pre- and post-fire collected by the Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) on wildland fires in the United States from 2003-2017. Logistics (proximity to instrumentation/crew members), funding, fire activity, and monitoring questions influenced the geographic regions and fires where sampling was attempted, for instance, fuel treatments recorded in the Forest Service Activity Tracking System (FACTS), as well as tree mortality areas, were each targets for FBAT sampling in the past. FBAT is an interagency group of primarily Forest Service employees with both monitoring and fireline qualifications which collects pre- and post-fire fuels and tree data along with fire behavior measurements on wildland fires. Data include raw tree data (measurements collected from the field), processed data (stand characteristics and canopy fuels variables) computed using the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), and key documents pertaining to the methods so that others could replicate or modify data post-processing. The location (GPS) data, surface fuels and fire behavior data are archived separately.

Keywords:
environment; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Fire; Fire ecology; Fire effects on environment; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Fire; Fire ecology; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Natural Resource Management & Use; Forest management; fuels; canopy fuels; stand characteristics; tree; fire severity; Joint Fire Science Program; JFSP; United States; California; Montana; Idaho; Arizona; Wyoming; Georgia
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https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/catalog/RDS-2018-0057