Fire Behavior Assessment Team: pre- and post-fire tree data, raw and processed

Research Data Publication File Index

File Folder Description
_metadata_RDS-2018-0057.html   Metadata file in HTML format containing a description of the content, quality, and other characteristics of the data.
_metadata_RDS-2018-0057.xml   Metadata file in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format containing a description of the content, quality, and other characteristics of the data.
FVS_output_*LOCATION*.xlsx \Data\YYYY_*LOCATION* Microsoft Excel open XML spreadsheet file containing Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) output. (YYYY = year and *LOCATION* = Blackmountain, Blackerby)
!FBAT_Trees_*LOCATION*_Rawdata.xlsx \Data\YYYY_*LOCATION* Microsoft Excel open XML spreadsheet file containing raw tree data. (YYYY = year and *LOCATION* = Crag, BarOrleans, Ralston, Warm, Antelope, Sweatfarm, Clover, Lion, Aspen, Rim, Beaver, French, King, Rough, Willow, Cedar, Tatanka, Pier, Schaeffer)
*.kcp \Data\YYYY_*LOCATION* FVS keyword file used to rerun data for which non-FVS methods were used to calculate canopy fuels. (YYYY = year and *LOCATION* = Crag, BarOrleans, Ralston, Warm, Antelope, Sweatfarm, Aspen, Rim, Beaver, French, Pier, Schaeffer)
*LOCATION*_FVS_Compute.xlsx \Data\YYYY_*LOCATION* Microsoft Excel open XML spreadsheet file containing FVS compute output. (YYYY = year and *LOCATION* = Crag, BarOrleans, Ralston, Warm, Antelope, Sweatfarm, Clover, Lion, Aspen, Rim, Beaver, French, King, Rough, Willow, Cedar, Tatanka, Pier, Schaeffer) - NOTE: For *LOCATION* = Pier there is both a PRE and POST file, and for Cedar there are files for "red is dead" and "red is live".
*LOCATION*_FVS_Database.mdb \Data\YYYY_*LOCATION* Microsoft Excel open XML spreadsheet file containing FVS tree and stand files. (YYYY = year and *LOCATION* = Crag, BarOrleans, Ralston, Warm, Antelope, Sweatfarm, Clover, Lion, Aspen, Rim, Beaver, French, King, Rough, Willow, Cedar, Tatanka, Pier, Schaeffer) - NOTE: For *LOCATION* = Pier there is both a PRE and POST file, and for Cedar there are files for "red is dead" and "red is live".
FBAT_file-level_additional_info_trees.pdf \Supplements Adobe Acrobat PDF/a file containing additional notes or comments pertaining to each individual fire.
FBAT_Plot_Layout.pdf \Supplements Adobe Acrobat PDF/a file containing a diagram of the FBAT plot layout along with a brief list of key method changes throughout the years FBAT has taken data to present (2020). The diagram depicts (not to scale) the lengths and directions of the fuel transects in relation to the various fire behavior sensors installed on plots. The summary of methods changes highlights namely differences in subsampling, i.e. the number of fuel transects or rate of spread sensors used.
!FBAT_Trees_Data_Entry_FVS.xlsx \Supplements\FVS_ArcFuels Microsoft Excel open XML spreadsheet file containing a template which can be used to format tree data for computation of canopy fuels and stand characteristics using FVS through the ArcFuels toolbar.
ArcFuels_FVS_HowTo_AR_22May2017.pdf \Supplements\FVS_ArcFuels Adobe Acrobat PDF/a file containing instructions on how to prepare tree data for, and run tree data through FVS using ArcFuels Toolbar in ArcGIS. (Original written by Nicole Vaillant with minor edits by Carol Ewell and Alicia Reiner.)
ArcFuels_v1209.esriAddIn \Supplements\FVS_ArcFuels ESRI Add in file used to compute tree stand and canopy characteristics using Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) processors.
BA_Species_WS.kcp \Supplements\FVS_ArcFuels KCP file that includes all species in western variant plus CANCALC statement to include hardwoods used to calculate basal area by species. Used to rerun data for which non-FVS methods were used to calculate canopy fuels occurring in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Blank_FVS_Database.mdb \Supplements\FVS_ArcFuels Microsoft Access database template which can be used to format tree data for computation of canopy fuels and stand characteristics using FVS through the ArcFuels toolbar.
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