Fire Behavior

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Fire behavior and ecology of the shrub steppe

Webinar recording. Alison Dean, Central Oregon Fire Management Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and Marth Brabec, City of Boise, will provide an overview of historic and modern fire behavior in...

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Modelling suppression difficulty: Current and future applications

View article. Improving decision processes and the informational basis upon which decisions are made in pursuit of safer and more effective fire response have become key priorities of the fire research community....

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Megafires: Climate change or land management?

View article. In the Western U.S., the 2020 fire season is setting new records in terms of geographic scale, fire intensity, and rates of spread. Tens of millions of people are currently...

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Access WildfireSAFE WildfireSAFE provides simplified access to an advanced suite of fire weather and fire products. The Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) is a USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management-supported system...

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SageSTEP news: Issue 36 – Tree removal and grass response & Fuel treatments and fire behavior

View SageSTEP newsletter. Two of the principal functional groups of the understory vegetation (grasses and forbs) respond positively to tree removal by any means, with grasses—both annual and perennial—showing the greatest increases...

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Use of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models to identify convective outflows for fire weather forecasting

View report. Numerical weather prediction (NWP) models can produce high-resolution forecasts of gust front conditions, and identifying these conditions from the model outputs may provide enhanced fire weather guidance. Abrupt changes in...

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Wildland Fire Learning Portal

Access courses. These online courses were developed by Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Application, Fire Regime Condition Class, LANDFIRE, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, and National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute.

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Fire behavior and home ignition zone

Webinar recording. Description: Oregon State University’s Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program and its partners present a webinar series on Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention in Oregon. The second of three webinars...

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Repeated fire altered succession and increased fire behavior in basin big sagebrush–native perennial grasslands

View article. The structure and composition of sagebrush‐dominated ecosystems have been altered by changes in fire regimes, land use, invasive species, and climate change. This often decreases resilience to disturbance and degrades...

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Listening to the flow: Discoveries from wildland fire acoustics

Webinar recording. Sound is a fundamental part of our experience when interacting with the world around us. So fundamental in fact, that we often forget to question what it is we are...

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