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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team


Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

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Seattle, WA 98103

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arrowModeling Regional-Scale Wildland Fire Emissions with the Wildland Fire Emissions Information System

Carbon modeling tools are becoming more comprehensive, making maps of carbon emissions from fire more accurate and timely. The Wildland Fire Emissions Information System (WFEIS) provides mapped estimates of carbon emissions from forest, rangeland, and agricultural fires anywhere in the United States through a web interface, using open-source software. WFEIS provides a consistent approach to estimating emissions at landscape, regional, and continental scales

arrowThe Effect of Previous Wildfires on Subsequent Wildfire Behavior and Post-Wildfire Recovery

The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network has posted a science review that summarizes recent information on the impact of wildfires on subsequent wildfires. Susan Prichard, a University of Washington researcher and FERA partner, joined with two other researchers to write this science review for the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network.

arrowInfluences on Wildfire Burn Severity: Treatment and Landscape Drivers in an Extreme Fire Event

This 2-page brief reviews an analysis of how previous fire and land management efforts influenced burn severity during the 2006 Tripod Complex fires of northcentral Washington State. The Northwest Fire Science Consortium published this as the fifth in their Science Brief series, based on a paper by in Ecological Applications by FERA's University of Washington cooperators Susan Prichard and Marueen Kennedy.

arrowClimate, Fire Size, and Biophysical Setting Control Fire Severity and Spatial Pattern in the Northern Cascade Range, USA

Burn severity data from the northern Cascade Range was used to explore the relationships between fire size, severity, and the spatial pattern of that severity across 125 fires from a 25-year period of time. Local ecological controls modulating these relationship. This work by University of Washington cooperator Alina Cansler and FERA team member Don McKenzie was published is the journal Ecological Applications.

arrowProceedings Papers from the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

FERA scentists served as authors on three papers in the newly-released proceedings of a fire conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2012 are now available as part of an electronic publications of the proceedings.

  • A US National Fuels Database and Map for Calculating Carbon Emissions from Wildland and Prescribed Fire
  • Ground Measurements of Fuel and Fuel Consumption from Experimental and Operational Prescribed Fires at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
  • Relationship of Post-Fire Ground Cover to Surface Fuel Loads and Consumption in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems.




Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)


GIS Layers for Mapping Fuelbeds

Consume 3.0

Digital Photo Series

Fire Emission Production System (FEPS)

Pile Calculator

Photo Series


Software Tutorials for FCCS, Consume 3.0, the Natural Fuels Photo Series, and FEPS




arrowThe Climate-Wildfire-Air Quality System: Interactions and Feedbacks Across Spatial and Temporal Scales

E. Natasha Stavros, Donald McKenzie, and Narasimhan Larkin

arrowLarge Eddy Simulation of Forest Canopy Flow for Wildland Fire Modeling

Eric Mueller, William Mell, and Albert Simeoni




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