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WFDSS STFB - What it is

WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) is a two-dimensional fire growth model. This web-based application calculates spread rates and maximum spread direction at each cell. Holding all environmental conditions (wind and fuel moistures) constant for the duration of the simulation, STFB calculates fire growth and behavior by searching for the set of pathways with minimum fire spread times from an ignition (point) source.

Using one set of wind and fuel moisture conditions, STFB provides potential fire spread (arrival times and major paths) for a user-defined length of time.

 SFTB arrival times and major paths

Automated STFB Potential Fire Spread with Arrival Times and Major Paths

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WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

See Also

WFDSS Automated STFB - What it needs (inputs)

WFDSS STFB - What it does (outputs)

WFDSS STFB - What it means (interpretation)

WFDSS STFB - Why use it - (potential uses)

WFDSS STFB - Assumptions and Limitations

Automated STFB Values Inventory Information


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors