Next Article in Journal
Is Anthropogenic Pyrodiversity Invisible in Paleofire Records?
Previous Article in Journal
Escape Route Index: A Spatially-Explicit Measure of Wildland Firefighter Egress Capacity
Open AccessTechnical Note

firebehavioR: An R Package for Fire Behavior and Danger Analysis

1
Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
2
Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Seattle, WA 87545, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 16 June 2019 / Revised: 9 July 2019 / Accepted: 11 July 2019 / Published: 13 July 2019
Wildland fire and ecological researchers use empirical and semi-empirical modeling systems to assess fire behavior and danger. This technical note describes the firebehavioR package, a porting of two fire behavior modeling systems, Crown Fire Initiation and Spread and a Rothermel-based framework, to the R programming language. We also highlight supporting data objects and functions to predict inputs required for fire behavior estimation. Last, this package contains functions for fifteen indices to express fire danger using weather and/or fuels observations. Specific advantages of predicting fire behavior using R, a free-and-open-source programming language, include freedom to adapt calculations to suit users’ needs, transparency of source code, and reduction of workflow inefficiencies, thereby aiding in sophisticated fire behavior analyses. View Full-Text
Keywords: Rothermel; surface fire; crown fire; Crown Fire Initiation and Spread; fire modeling; R Rothermel; surface fire; crown fire; Crown Fire Initiation and Spread; fire modeling; R
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ziegler, J.P.; Hoffman, C.M.; Mell, W. firebehavioR: An R Package for Fire Behavior and Danger Analysis. Fire 2019, 2, 41.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop