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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

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Seattle, WA 98103

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Icon of a magnifying glassConnecting FVS and FCCS in the Cedar River Watershed

This case study follows up on an earlier projected funded by the City of Seattle to analyze fuel decomposition and fire hazard on the Cedar River Watershed. Data collected during that study was used to create forest types in the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and its Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE).

The results of this work can be found in chapter 2 of Johnson's dissertation.

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Additional work involved taking the data from the FVS-FFE forest types and developing a method to create fuelbeds in the Fuel Characteristic Classification System. The value added by this method includef the ability to calculate fuel characteristics and fire potentials in FCCS.

Project Lead: Morris Johnson

U.S. Forest Service - PNW- FERA
Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:39 CST

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