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Setting up FSPro Winds

The FSPro simulation is greatly influenced by winds, so Fire Behavior Specialists must modify FSPro winds in order to generate good quality analysis data.

For each analysis, FSPro generates a time-series analysis based on historical wind data from the selected Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS). These historical winds are used for all days outside of any forecast winds. For instance, a 14-day analysis may use 4 days of forecast winds and 10 days from the time series.

As you modify FSPro winds:

To set up FSPro winds:

  1. From the Analysis List page, select the FSPro analysis for which you want to modify the winds.
  2. Click View Information. The General FSPro Information page appears.
  3. From the left menu, select Winds. The FSPro Winds page appears.
  4. Verify that the selected RAWS is the one most appropriate for the analysis.
  5. Set the time filter, start date, end date, start hour, and end hour.
    • The month filter is typically set to one month before and after the ignition, which is the default.
    • The hour filter should only include the time when the fire advances (the burning period.)
  6. Select the Winds Type. For Weighted Winds, a calm weight and calm threshold is automatically calculated once the wind matrix is generated. You don't need to modify the Calm Weight or Calm Threshold unless you edit the matrix.
  7. Click Generate Wind Matrix. After a few seconds, the generated matrix appears. The bins display a percentage, expressed as whole numbers with two decimal places (e.g., 1.54% appears as 1.54).
  8. Click Wind Rose. A graphical represenation of the winds appears. You can use the rose to answer the following questions:
    • Is the wind direction logical?
    • Are the wind speeds realistic based on current conditions and historical observations?
  9. Click Save Winds.
  10. Document your decisions about winds in the FSPro analysis notes.

You can now modify the wind matrix to fit the analysis parameters you want to include. (See Editing the Wind Matrix for more information.)

Last updated on 11/21/2017 3:02:58 PM.

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Analysis for Fire Behavior Specialists

To set up FSPro winds:

See Also

Viewing Fire Behavior Request Details

Accepting or Refusing an Analysis Request

Granting Analysis Privileges

Downloading a RAWS KMZ File

Analysis Notes

About Analysis Shape Files (STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

Drawing a Landscape Extent

Creating a Landscape Editor Rule

Importing Landscape Editor Rules

Creating the Landscape File

Downloading an LCP File

Editing the Landscape File

Modifying Landscape File Parameters

Viewing the Landscape for an Analysis

Generating a Landscape Critique

Downloading a Landscape Critique

Basic Fire Behavior (BFB)

Running a Basic Fire Behavior (BFB) Analysis

Copying an Existing Basic Fire Behavior Analysis

Analyst_Assisted Short Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

Running a Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) Analysis

Copying an Existing Short-Term Fire Behavior Analysis

Near-Term Fire Behavior (NTFB)

Running a Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis (NTFB)

Setting Up Burn Periods for NTFB

Using Gridded Winds (BFB, STFB)

Modifying Wind Information (BFB, STFB)

Modifying Fuel Moistures for Fire Behavior Analysts

About Weather Station Information (BFB & STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

About FWX Weather Files

Downloading FWX Weather Files (FSPro)

Weather Station Availability for Fire Behavior Analysis

Generating Hourly Weather Forecasts

Viewing and Modifying Weather Summary Data (BFB, STFB & NTFB)

Copying an Existing Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis

Creating an FSPro Analysis

About General FSPro Input Parameters

FSPro Information Menu Option

About Run FSPro Status

Monitoring FSPro Run Status from the Analysis List

About the Date Filter (FSPro)

Copying an Existing FSPro Analysis

About the ERC Stream (FSPro)

About ERC Classes (FSPro)

Editing the FSPro Wind Matrix

Adding or Deleting Rows to the Winds Matrix (FSPro)

Downloading Winds (FSPro)

Recalculating Winds Distribution (FSPro)

Interpreting the Winds Rose (FSPro)

Downloading an Analysis KMZ File

Near Term Fire Behavior Results Downloads

FSPro Fire Behavior Results Downloads

Viewing Analysis Notes

Viewing Analysis Results

Viewing the Analysis Report


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