Welcome to ArcFuels
We built ArcFuels to streamline the fuel management planning process, and provide tools for quantitative wildfire risk assessment. ArcFuels integrated a number of fire behavior models and corporate spatial data within a GIS framework (ArcMap toolbar). The system vastly simplifies spatial data manipulations and wildfire behavior analyses for designing and testing fuel treatment alternatives.
Specific functionality of ArcFuels includes: (1) An interactive linkage between digital imagery, vegetation, data, FVS-FFE, and SVS, providing a map-based tool for designing, simulating, and visualizing stand fuel treatments, (2) Rapid scale-up of stand-specific treatments to simulate landscape packages of treatment alternatives, (3) Data linkages between FVS outputs and FlamMap to allow for simulation of landscape-scale fire behavior and evaluation of fuel treatment scenarios, and (4) full GIS functionality provided with ArcMap for data manipulation, ancillary analyses, mapping, and other GIS functionality.
- Vaillant, N.M., Ager, A.A., Anderson, J. 2013. ArcFuels10 system overview. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-875. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65 p.
- Vaillant, N.M., Ager, A.A., Anderson, J., Miller, L. 2013. ArcFuels User Guide and Tutorial: for use with ArcGIS 9. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-877. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 256 p.
- Ager, A.A., Vaillant, N.M., Finney, M.A. 2011. Integrating fire behavior models and geospatial analysis for wildland fire risk assessment and fuel management planning. Journal of Combustion, Article ID 572452, 19 pages.
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Page last updated 12/16/2013.