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STFB - What it is

WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) is a two-dimensional fire growth model and is similar to the FlamMap's Minimum Travel Time (MTT), which is a desktop application. STFB is a web-based application that 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, line, or polygon) 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

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WFDSS Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

See Also

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


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