A comparison of geospatially modeled fire behavior and potential application to fire and fuels management for the Savannah River Site.

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This study evaluates modeled fire behavior for the Savannah River Site in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. using three data sources: FCCS, LANDFIRE, and SWRA. The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) was used to build fuelbeds from intensive field sampling of 629 plots. Custom fire behavior fuel models were derived from these fuelbeds. LANDFIRE developed surface fire behavior fuel models and canopy attributes for the U.S. using satellite imagery informed by field data. The Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment (SWRA) developed surface fire behavior fuel models and canopy cover for the southeastern U.S. using satellite imagery.

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Kurth, Laurie; Hollingsworth, LaWen & Shea, Dan December 20, 2011.

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  • Savannah River Forest Station
    Publisher Info: USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC
    Place of Publication: New Ellenton, South Carolina

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This study evaluates modeled fire behavior for the Savannah River Site in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. using three data sources: FCCS, LANDFIRE, and SWRA. The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) was used to build fuelbeds from intensive field sampling of 629 plots. Custom fire behavior fuel models were derived from these fuelbeds. LANDFIRE developed surface fire behavior fuel models and canopy attributes for the U.S. using satellite imagery informed by field data. The Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment (SWRA) developed surface fire behavior fuel models and canopy cover for the southeastern U.S. using satellite imagery.

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  • Report No.: 11-17-R
  • Grant Number: AI09-00SR22188
  • DOI: 10.2172/1033332 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1033332
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc837222

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Kurth, Laurie; Hollingsworth, LaWen & Shea, Dan. A comparison of geospatially modeled fire behavior and potential application to fire and fuels management for the Savannah River Site., report, December 20, 2011; New Ellenton, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc837222/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.