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Project ID: 16-4-02-2

Year: 2016

Date Started: 01/01/2016

Date Completed: 06/27/2017

Title: Active Fire Datasets for Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation

Project Proposal Abstract: The radiation field - resolved in time and space and encompassing an entire burn unit - and the convective field that can be derived from it are essential kinds of evaluation data for fire models and input data for smoke models. The primary challenge of the Fire Behavior and Energy discipline is to obtain these fields. Fundamental to generating the radiation and convective fields from remotely-sensed radiation are local measurements of flame front behavior and the fires heat budget that allow us to describe the combustion process and the dissipation of combustion energy by sensible and latent heat transport in the convective stream, radiation, and soil heating. Not only can radiation, convective, and soil heating fields be used for fire and smoke models, but also for understanding spatial patterns in fire effects, in particular, the injury, consumption, and mortality of herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees and effects on soils. As well, the fire radiation field is the central evaluation point for satellites that characterize active fires. Work in the Fire Behavior and Energy discipline will encompass these areas.

Principal Investigator: Matthew B. Dickinson

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: NRS-Forest Health-Sustaining Forests


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Agreements Contact

David Garrison

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Budget Contact

Terry R. Gross

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Co-Principal Investigator

Bret W. Butler

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Co-Principal Investigator

Wei Min M. Hao

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Co-Principal Investigator

Joseph J. O’Brien

Forest Service

SRS-Ctr for Forest Disturbance Science

Co-Principal Investigator

Wilfrid Schroeder

University of Maryland

Department of Geography

Collaborator/Contributor

Craig B. Clements

San Jose University

Department of Meteorology

Collaborator/Contributor

Scott L. Goodrick

Forest Service

SRS-Ctr for Forest Disturbance Science

Collaborator/Contributor

Andrew T. Hudak

Forest Service

RMRS-Forestry Sciences Lab-Moscow

Collaborator/Contributor

Adam K. Kochanski

University of Utah

Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Collaborator/Contributor

Brian E. Potter

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Collaborator/Contributor

Nicholas S. Skowronski

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Collaborator/Contributor

Brett Williams

US Air Force

Eglin Air Force Base


Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network

Other


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State

Agency

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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
view or print   7912 Final Report Summary Final Report Summary
view or print   7904 Final Report Supplement FASMEE Fire Behavior and Energy Discipline Observation Plan

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