Tools

FuelCalc: FuelCalc is a desktop software application for determining changes in surface and crown fuel loading after thinning, pruning, piling and/or prescribed fire. Link

Hand-piled Fuels Biomass Calculator: Estimates the biomass of hand-piled fuels, leading to better estimates of smoke production. Link

IFTDSS version 3.0: IFTDSS is a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes previously existing and newly developed fire and fuels software applications to make fuels treatment planning and analysis more efficient and effective.  Link

Interagency Smoke Committee (SmoC): This website offers tools for managing smoke such as smoke dispersion models, weather and smoke forecasts, and monitoring equipment and methods. Link

iTree: USDA Forest Service software provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. Link

Landscape Treatment Designer (LTD): Program for fuel treatment planning to help design fuel treatment scenarios according to spatial and non-spatial objectives. Link

My Fuel Treatment Planner (MyFTP): Designed for planners working at the national forest district level (or similarly sized unit) to estimate costs, revenues, economic impacts, and surface fuels resulting from fuel reduction operations. It is only applicable to dry forest in the western US. Link

NASA Worldview: Interactive interface for browsing full-resolution, global satellite imagery. Supports time-critical application areas such as wildfire management, air quality measurements, and weather forecasting. Data is generally available within three hours of observation. Link

NetMap: Community-based watershed science system comprised of uniform digital watershed databases, analysis tools, and technical support materials, addressing a variety of watershed characteristics. Link

NOAA HRRR-Smoke: The HRRR is a NOAA real-time 3-km resolution, hourly updated, cloud-resolving, convection-allowing atmospheric model, initialized by 3km grids with 3km radar assimilation. Radar data is assimilated in the HRRR every 15 min over a 1-h period adding further detail to that provided by the hourly data assimilation from the 13km radar-enhanced Rapid Refresh. Link

Pile Calculator: The calculated developed by this project allows land managers to more accurately assess biomass in hand piles, leading to better smoke production estimates, improved burn scheduling, and more accurate compliance with the maximum allowable emissions limits as determined by various state smoke management plans. Link

Smoke Information for Oregon: This site is an effort by many city, county, tribal, state and federal agencies to coordinate and aggregate information for Oregon communities affected by wildfire smoke. The information is posted here by the agencies themselves while volunteers built and are maintaining the page. Link

Smoke Information for Washington: This site is an effort by many city, county, tribal, state and federal agencies to coordinate and aggregate information for Washington communities affected by smoke from wildfire. The information is posted here by the agencies themselves while volunteers built and are maintaining the page. Link

Smoke Sense (mobile app): Smoke sense is an educational tool and information resource designed to increase people’s awareness of the health impact of smoke and encourage people to take action to protect themselves. Link

Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO): A web-based tool that connects forest planning to current climate change science. Link

The Hot-Dry-Windy Index (HDW): A new fire-weather prediction tool based on the key atmospheric variables that affect wildland fire: temperature, moisture, and wind. Link

TOPOFIRE: A topographically resolved drought and wildfire danger monitoring system for the conterminous US Link

Tribal Connections: Tribal Connections, a new interactive online mapping tool, was recently released by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The map shows overlap between USFS-administered lands, current tribal trust lands, and tribal lands exchanged with the federal government prior to 1900. The mapping tool illustrates where historical treaties influence current land management planning and decision making. Link

US National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS2016): To develop consistency among protection agencies, the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) was developed in the early 70’s. It was designed around four basic guidelines. The research charter said the National Fire Danger Rating System would be:a. Scientifically based.b. Adaptable to the needs of local managers.c. Applicable anywhere in the country.d. Reasonably inexpensive to operate. Link

Web Fire Mapper: The NASA FIRMS Web Fire Mapper is now live, with VIIRS 375m data as well as MODIS. The two data sets have good agreement for hotspot detection, but the improved spatial resolution of the 375m data provides a greater response over fires of relatively small areas and provides improved mapping of large fire perimeters. Link

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