Presentation on theme: "Mark Finney, Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT."— Presentation transcript:
http://farsite.org Mark Finney, Fire Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT
is a fire growth simulation model. It uses spatial information on topography and fuels along with weather and wind files. incorporates the existing models for surface fire, crown fire, spotting, post-frontal combustion, and fire acceleration into a 2-dimensional fire growth model. runs under Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows 98, me, NT, 2000, and XP) and features a graphical interface. users must have the support of a geographic information system (GIS) to use FARSITE because it requires spatial landscape information to run. What is FARSITE?
Computes wildfire growth and behavior through time under heterogeneous conditions of terrain, fuels, and weather. Uses existing fire behavior models for surface and crown fires, post-frontal combustion, and fuel moisture. It is a deterministic model, meaning that you can relate simulation results directly to your inputs. Produces outputs that are compatible with PC and GIS. Can simulate air and ground suppression actions. Can be used for fire gaming, asking multiple "what-if" questions and comparing the results. What does FARSITE do?
Learn more by reading the FARSITE User’s Guide http://farsite.org/root/farsite/WebHelp/farsite4.htm