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WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) was designed to be used by Fire Behavior Specialists (FBS) as a relatively quick way to get an idea of potential fire spread from an ignition (point, line, or polygon) using one set of wind and fuel moisture conditions for the user-defined burn period(s). 

The model retrieves forecasted weather and winds for the selected time, using National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Data for current simulations. For historic fires, the model can use historic weather. 

The FBS can accept the fuel moisture, weather and wind inputs or replace those values as needed. Within a short period of time (usually within a couple of minutes), WFDSS STFB fire spread results are ready for viewing. 

Last updated on 1/28/2019 4:18:06 PM.

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Fire Behavior Reference

STFB - What it is

STFB - What it needs (inputs)

Analyst-Assisted STFB - What it does (outputs)

STFB - What it means (interpretation)

STFB - Why use it (potential uses)

STFB Asssumptions & Limitations

See Also

WFDSS Automated Basic Fire Behavior (BFB)

WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

Viewing WFDSS Automated Fire Behavior Inputs

FAQs for Automated BFB and STFB

WFDSS Basic Fire Behavior (BFB)

WFDSS Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis (NTFB)

FSPro Overview

FSPro - What it is and Why use it ?

FSPro Model Limitations

FSPro - the How

Interpreting FSPro Results


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