Joint Fire Science / NASA Project
- Design and documentation of field sampling protocol to provide
training and accuracy assessment data.
- Compilation of raw and analyzed data into accessible databases
(corporate as possible, such as NRIS TERRA) and associated data
dictionary and maps of plot location.
- Report of remote sensor project and accuracy in estimating crown
fuel characteristics and associated peer-reviewed publications.
- Principal investigators will make presentations at professional
meetings and symposiums. This year, we presented a poster at
the 8th biennial remote sensing applications conference of the
US Forest Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A poster was also presented
at the 2001 Fire Conference in San Diego, California. We anticipate
providing similar presentations or posters each year during the
project at at least one professional meeting or symposium.
- Technology transfer will occur in a number of different ways
and venues. First, the principal investigator (JoAnn Fites) is
currently participating in many of the fuel modeling efforts
on federal lands in California, such as the Sierra Nevada Framework
EIS and monitoring teams, and the Southern California Ecological
Unit Inventory. This will enable direct transfer of the findings
and technology to current fire and fuel planning and evaluation
efforts in California. We also include the USFS Region 5 Remote
Sensing Laboratory personnel at our meetings, ensuring that any
operational methods will be incorporated rapidly.
- Written report and peer-reviewed publication on this work.