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Project ID: 01-1-4-07

Year: 2002

Date Started: 05/16/2002

Date Completed: 08/10/2006

Title: The Use of High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Data in Estimating Crown Fire Behavior Variables

Project Proposal Abstract: Fire researchers and managers are dependent upon accurate, reliable, and efficiently obtained data for the development and application of crown fire behavior models. In particular, reliable estimates of critical crown characteristics, including crown bulk density, canopy height, crown base height, and canopy closure are required to accurately map fuel loading and model fire behavior over the landscape. The emergence of a new generation of high-resolution remote sensing systems in recent years, as well as the development of more accurate field measurement techniques, could allow for more accurate and efficient estimation of crown fire behavior variables. With spatial resolutions often less then one meter, the spatial data provided by these sensors can support more detailed measurement of the forest canopy structure. However, there is a need for the development of analytical techniques to automatically and efficiently extract the required information from the enormous quantity of data provided by these high-resolution remote sensing systems, as well as to assess their utility and cost-effectiveness for the application of fire behavior modeling. We propose to cany out an extensive investigation of the utility of A) active infrared (LIDAR) sensor data and B) active microwave (IFSAR) sensor data for this application, and to compare remote sensing estimates with field-based techniques for the estimation of crown fire fuel density, type and condition.

Principal Investigator: Gerard F. Schreuder

Agency/Organization: University of Washington

Branch or Dept: School of Forest Resources


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

James K. Agee

University of Washington

School of Forest Resources

Co-Principal Investigator

Stephen E. Reutebuch

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Co-Principal Investigator

Hans-Erik St. John

University of Washington

School of Forest Resources

Collaborator/Contributor

Terry A. Curtis

Washington

DNR-Department of Natural Resources

Collaborator/Contributor

Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman

Forest Service

AMSET-Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team

Collaborator/Contributor

Jeffrey Foster

US Army

Fort Lewis Forestry-WA

Collaborator/Contributor

Roger D. Ottmar

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Collaborator/Contributor

Regina Rochefort

NPS-National Park Service

North Cascades NPS Complex

Collaborator/Contributor

Andrew Youngblood

Forest Service

PNW-Forestry & Range Sciences Lab-LaGrande

Federal Cooperator

Elizabeth D. Reinhardt

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula


Project Locations

Consortium

Northwest


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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    1758 Government Publication Forest Measurement and Monitoring Using High-Resolution Airborne LIDAR
    2866 Journal Article Digital Forestry: A White Paper
    4803 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Considerations for Planning, Acquiring, and Processing LIDAR Data for Forestry Applications
    4804 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Estimating Forest Crown Fuel Variables Using LIDAR Data
    4805 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Direct Measurement of Individual Tree Characteristics from LIDAR Data
    4806 Conference/Symposia/Workshop LIDAR Applications in Forestry: An Overview
    4807 Conference/Symposia/Workshop A Comparison of Forest Canopy Models Derived from LIDAR and INSAR Data in a Pacific Northwest Conifer Forest
    4808 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Estimating Forest Structure Parameters Within Fort Lewis Military Reservation Using Airborne Laser Scanner (LIDAR) Data
    4809 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fusing LIDAR Data, Photographs, and Other Data Using 2D and 3D Visualization Techniques
    4810 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Forest Measurement and Monitoring Using High-Resolution Airborne LIDAR
    4811 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Forest Measurement and Monitoring Using High-Resolution Airborne LIDAR
    4812 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Forest Measurement and Monitoring Using HIgh-Resolution Airborne LIDAR
    4813 Conference/Symposia/Workshop LIDAR Remote Sensing for Characterizing and Visualizing Vegetation Structure
    4814 Conference/Symposia/Workshop LIDAR Applications in Forestry
    4995 Conference/Symposia/Workshop LIDAR Remote Sensing for Characterizing and Visualizing Vegetation Structure
    4996 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Remote Sensing Reseach Within the UW Precision Forestry Cooperative
    4997 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Comparing Estimates of Canopy Structure Derived From Leaf-On and Leaf-Off Airborne Laser Scanner Data
    4998 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Assessment of LIDAR-Derived Forest Measurements as a Source of Data for Forest Growth Models
    4999 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Precision Forestry: Application of Advanced Technologies to Forest Resource Management
    5000 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Forest Measurement and Monitoring Using High-Resolution Airborne LIDAR
    5001 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Demonstration of FUSION LIDAR Software for Terrain and Vegetation Measurements
    5002 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Forest Measurement Using High-Resolution Airborne LIDAR
    5003 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Demonstration of FUSION LIDAR Software for Vegetation Measurements
    5004 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Canopy Fuels Measurement with LIDAR and IFSAR
    5005 Conference/Symposia/Workshop LIDAR & IFSAR for Vegetation Measurement & Monitoring
    5006 Conference/Symposia/Workshop LIDAR as a Tool for Forest Inventory
    5203 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Estimation of Critical Forest Structure Metrics Through the Spatial Analysis of Airborne Laser Scanner Data
    5040 Conference/Symposia/Workshop P-Band Polarimetric InSAR (PolInSAR) for Extraction of Ground DTM Beneath Forest Canopy
    5245 Invited Paper/Presentation Measuring Topography and Forest Structure with LIDAR: Applications in Forestry
    5246 Invited Paper/Presentation Introduction to LIDAR
    5247 Invited Paper/Presentation Estimating Forest Inventory Parameters Using High-Resolution LIDAR and IFSAR
    5041 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Extraction of Bare-Earth DEMs Beneath Forest Canopy Using P-Band Polarimetric InSAR (PolInSAR)
    5042 Conference/Symposia/Workshop An Evaluation of Canopy Height Models Obtained From LIDAR and InSAR Data in A Pacific Northwest Conifer Forest
    5043 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Extraction of Ground DEMs Beneath Forest Canopy Using P-Band Polarimeteric InSAR (PolInSAR)
    4560 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
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    5646 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Estimating Canopy Fuel Parameters in a Pacific Northwest Conifer Forest Using Multifrequency Polarimeteric IFSAR
    5647 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Characterizing Vegetation Structure Using Discrete-Return, Airborne Laser Scanner Data
    5648 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Interactive Visualization of LIDAR Project Data: Pulling it All Together

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