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BFB - What it is

WFDSS Automated Basic Fire Behavior (BFB) is a web-based fire behavior application. It gives "snapshot in time" fire behavior outputs (flame lengths, rates of spread, fireline intensities, etc.) for an entire user-defined landscape extent using one set (per cell) of wind and fuel moisture conditions.  WFDSS BFB can be thought of as a "spatial BEHAVE or BehavePlus".  Using fuels, topography, and weather data, fire behavior characteristics are calculated and displayed for every cell of the landscape extent.

Flame Length Example 

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WFDSS Basic Fire Behavior (BFB)

See Also

BFB - What it needs (inputs)

BFB - What it does (outputs)

BFB - What it means (interpretation)

BFB Assumptions and Limitations

BFB - Why use it - (potential uses)


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