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Fuel

LANDFIRE fuel data describe the composition and characteristics of surface and canopy fuel. LANDFIRE fuel products:


Products » Fuel Product Alerts
Surface FuelCanopy Fuel
13 Anderson Fire Behavior Fuel Models- original 13 fire behavior fuel models, represents severe fire conditions
40 Scott and Burgan Fire Behavior Fuel Models - fire behavior fuel model predictions beyond the severe fire season, such as prescribed fire and fire use applications
Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System - Canadian system for rating the risk of forest fires, distributed for Alaska only
Fuel Characteristic Classification System Fuelbeds- provide land managers, regulators, and scientists with a nationally consistent and durable procedure for characterizing and classifying fuels
Fuel Loading Models- surface fuel classification system to characterize wildland surface fuel
Forest Canopy Cover - proportion of the forest floor covered by the vertical projection of the tree crowns
Forest Canopy Height - average height of the top of the vegetated canopy
Forest Canopy Bulk Density - density of available canopy fuel in a stand
Forest Canopy Base Height - average height from the ground to a forest stand's canopy bottom
Other
Fuel Disturbance - integrated composites of individual disturbance years recoded by disturbance type, disturbance severity, and time since disturbance and screened for non-burnable vegetation to meet fuel transition mapping requirements
Landscape (.LCP) file - a service that provides a multi-band raster format used by wildland fire behavior and fire effect simulation models such as FARSITE and FlamMap
LANDFIRE Reference Database (LFRDB) - consists of vegetation and fuel data from geo-referenced sampling units nationwide
Fuel Rulesets Database — standalone fuel rulesets database exported from the LANDFIRE Total Fuel Change Toolbar


Application

These data can be implemented within models to predict wildland fire behavior and effects, and are useful for strategic fuel treatment prioritization and tactical assessment of fire behavior and effects.



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