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Fire-danger rating and observed wildfire behavior in the northeastern United States

Donald A. Haines

Fire-danger rating and observed wildfire behavior in the northeastern United States

by Donald A. Haines

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wildfires -- Northeastern States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald A. Haines, William A. Main, and Albert J. Simard.
    SeriesResearch paper NC -- 274.
    ContributionsMain, William A., Simard, Albert J., North Central Forest Experiment Station (Saint Paul, Minn.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. :
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18044685M

    employed by the fire management community, so that forecasts of fire danger and fire behavior can be used in the most effective manner possible. The RAWS network consists of 2, interagency stations strategically located throughout the United States. These stations monitor the weather and provide. The daily predictions of fire danger conditions are based on the U.S. Forest Service National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS), the Canadian Forest Service Fire Weather Index Rating System (FWI Author: Nicole Mölders.

      The fire characteristics chart is a graphical method of presenting U.S. National Fire Danger Rating indices or primary surface or crown fire behavior characteristics. A desktop computer application has been developed to produce fire characteristics charts in a format suitable for inclusion in reports and presentations. Many options include change of scales, colors, labels, and. Fire Behavior Triangle Of the three sides of the fire behavior triangle (fuel, weather, and topography), weather is the most variable and the least predictable. In order for fire managers and firefighters to be prepared to control and fight fires, it is critical to know the current and forecasted weather conditions.

    Wildfire Behavior and Emergency Response Tim Steffens1, Morgan Russell2, Kathryn Radicke3 Factors affecting fire behavior Wildfire dangers include hot gases, smoke, and flames. As the size and intensity of a fire increase, so do each of these. Wind speed, temperature, and relative humidity all affect fire intensity and rate of spread.   This is the United States Forest Service's Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) observed fire danger rating or classification map. The WFAS compiles color-coded maps and drills down on fire danger subsets to include atmospheric stability, lightning potential, rain totals, greenness, drought conditions, and moisture levels.


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Fire-danger rating and observed wildfire behavior in the northeastern United States by Donald A. Haines Download PDF EPUB FB2

FIRE DANGER RATING AND FIRE BEHAVIOR PREDICTION IN THE UNITED STATES Patricia L. ANDREWS1 SUMMARY For the seven year period from toan average of alm fires per year on U.S. Federal and State land burned a yearly average of o km2. An average of 1 billion US dollars was spent onCited by: 1.

Fire danger ratings are typically reflective of the general conditions over an extended area, often tens of thousands of acres, affecting an initiating fire. Ratings can be developed for either current (observed) or future (predicted) Size: 1MB.

The computation falls out of the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS). Daily variations in ERC are due to changes in moisture content of the various fuels present, both live and dead.

Since this number represents the potential "heat release" per unit area in the flaming zone, it can provide guidance to several important fire activities. Fire danger rating is “A component of a fire management system that integrates the effects of selected fire danger factors into one or more qualitative or numerical indices of current protection needs”.

Many countries have national fire danger rating systems in place, and there are some regional systems that serve numerous by: 6. We used an ensemble of regional climate models from the COordinated Regional Downscaling EXperiment in North America (CORDEX-North America) as inputs to the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System to simulate changes in wildland fire risk between historical simulations and future projections.

AbstractA fire weather index (FWI) is developed using wildfire occurrence data and Automated Surface Observing System weather observations within a subregion of the northeastern United States (NEUS Cited by: 2. Inside the firestorm shape fire behavior, in part because these things can be studied even when a fire isn’t burning.

A mere 1 percent of wildfires account for roughly 90 percent of the. A Fire Danger Rating level takes into account current and antecedent weather, fuel types, and both live and dead fuel moisture (Deeming and othersBradshaw and others ).

The adjective class rating is a method of normalizing rating classes across different fuel models, indexes, and station locations.

It is based on the primary fuel model cataloged for the station, the fire danger index. The fire danger rating in many areas is now “extreme”.

There is no lightning in the short-term weather forecast for the northeastern parts of the Prince George Fire Centre, so any new fires will likely be human-caused and therefore preventable. For example, exhaust from recreational vehicles can easily ignite fires in these conditions.

Start studying Chapter 13 Wildfires. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. typical fire behavior as described by fire size, intensity, and amount of biomass removed; the overall fire history of the area, including the fire frequency and recurrence interval • Fire danger alerts and warnings.

To prevent damages related to wildfires, so called fire danger rating systems are operated on regional or on national levels. These systems enable the prediction of danger levels on a regional.

Though a wildfire can happen anytime the conditions are right, the time of year influences the effects of fire. For example, wildland fire season in the western United States is June through October, while March through May is the fire season in the southeastern United States.

Most fires in the New England states occur in late fall. Fire-Danger Rating Fire-danger rating is a management tool used to establish the degree of fire hazard and the risk of fire outbreak.

On the basis of such assessments, decisions are made concerning land use and fire control readiness. The National Fire-Danger Rating. Mean Fire Danger Ratings for the US over the past 10 years.

This project explores how fire danger indices from the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) portray different aspects of fire activity, whether it be the occurrence of fire or the final size of fires. 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Product Description: Geographic Area Outlooks: Each Geographic Area Predictive Services unit produces fire weather, fire danger, and fire potential reports.

Predictive Services Outlooks for each Geographic Area can be found by clicking on the Area on the map below. Inthe National Fire Danger Rating System was released for general use by agencies throughout the United States. Modifications to the original system were made in and The next update is due for full implementation in Although wildfires are relatively rare in the Northeast compared to other areas of the country, they do occur on our National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries.

Most of our fire employees are trained and qualified to respond to wildfires. They also may help with wildfires in other regions. Incident Information System.

Active wildfires. Wildland Fire Behavior. Case Studies and Analyses. Marty Alexander, PhD, RPF. Fire Weather & Fire Danger Conditions.

Edmonton International Airport Octo * On-site estimate: km/h. New Zealand Fire Danger Classes. Observed Fire. Behavior. In the United States, this “wildland–urban interface” has seen exponential growth, even in high population areas like the Northeast where the coastal pitch pine barrens, a fire-dependent ecosystem, are home to many threatened and endangered species (Irland,Radeloff et al., ).

While historically, the coastal pitch pine barrens Cited by: AbstractThis study presents a spatial and temporal climatology of major wildfire events, defined as > acres burned (> ha, where 1 ha = acre), in the northeast United States from t Cited by: 7.

North America Fire Danger Note: This collaborative map product is in development and should not be relied upon for fire management operations This map is produced daily by combining the fire danger products produced for Canada and Mexico through the Canadian Wildfire Information System (CWFIS) and the fire danger from the US Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS).Many Southern states post current fire danger indices on their websites during the wildfire season (see appendix for links).

The Keetch-Byram drought index is a commonly used drought index associated with wildland fire danger that provides an estimate of dryness in the soil.

3 Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Understanding Fire Behavior P File Size: KB.In the s, the National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS) was developed for the purposes of having one standardized system for assessing fire danger in the United States (Deeming et al.

; Bradshaw et al. ). Currently, two predominate models are utilized by wildland fire managers and meteorologists: the Haines Index and the Fosberg Index.