| Orthogonal view of QUIC-Fire (left) and FIRETEC (right) simulation of Eglin Air Force Base prescribed burn at 120 and 300 seconds (top and bottom). Five staggered ignition lines were ignited (from right to left) at rates typical of all-terrain vehicle ignitions at Eglin AFB. Green iso-surfaces are vegetation density, oranges are mass loss rate, and white shades indicate locations of rising plumes.
||Snapshot : QUIC-Fire is the first fast-running 3D-coupled fire-atmosphere model that incorporates high-resolution 3D vegetation structure, interactions between multiple firelines, and fire-atmosphere feedbacks, which are critical for predicting the behavior of complex ignition patterns common on prescribed fires. QUIC-Fire is intended to serve as a core component of a prescribed fire planning tool that will assist land managers in understanding how ignition patterns connect to fire effects and smoke impacts.