Skip to Main Content
What's the fire danger now? Linking fuel inventories with atmospheric dataAuthor(s): Christopher W. Woodall; Joseph J. Charney; Greg C. Liknes; Brian E. Potter
Source: Journal of Forestry 103: 293-298.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (2.23 MB)
DescriptionThe combination of forest fuel maps with real-time atmospheric data may enable the creation of more dynamic and comprehensive assessments of fire danger. The goal of this study was to combine fuel maps, based on data from the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the USDA Forest Service, with real-time atmospheric data for the creation of a more dynamic index of fire danger. Results indicate fuel loadings and moisture could be estimated for specific points on a meteorological modeling grid network (4 x 4 km; based on FlA's strategic-scale fuel inventory and atmospheric data) enabling the current assessment and 1- to 2-day prediction of fire danger as well as refined understanding of fire danger across forest ecosystems.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationWoodall, Christopher W.; Charney, Joseph J.; Liknes, Greg C.; Potter, Brian E. 2005. What''s the fire danger now? Linking fuel inventories with atmospheric data. Journal of Forestry 103: 293-298.
KeywordsFire danger, fine woody fuels, Forest Inventory and Analysis, mesoscale
- Linking Fuel Inventories With Atmospheric Data for Assessment of Fire Danger
- Science You Can Use Bulletin: Seeing red: New tools for mapping and understanding fire severity
- Pocket calculator for local fire-danger ratings
XML: View XML