Fire Research Institute Library

A not-for-profit organization with 80,000 citations for books, journal articles, videos, training manuals, dissertations, news reports, and other material on wildland fire. Moreover, the collection includes citations relevant to Hawaii and the Pacific. Contact the administrator, Jason Greenlee, for PDFs of non-copyrighted material

Andrew Pierce - Mapping Fuels at Landscape Scales by Integrating Plot-level and Multi-Spectral Data

Slideshow presentation by Dr. Andrew Pierce at the 2011 PFX Workshop on fuel mapping using plot-leveland multi-spectral data. He uses a sample site at Pohakuloa Training Area as a demonstration of the modeling technique. Goals of his work include: using "surface and canopy fuels maps to predict expected fire behaviors for PTA under current and future climate scenarios (warmer and/or drier)" and combining "fuels maps with threatened & endangered species locations to prioritize fuel and optimally locate treatments."

Assessing Wildfire Danger in the Pacific Northwest Region, USA

Slideshow presentation by Paul Hessburg and Keith Reynolds (U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station) about a computer model that evaluates severe wildfire danger and provides a method for prioritizing watersheds for fuel treatments.

Fire Prediction in Hawaii

Slideshow presentation by Francis M. Fujioka (U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) on fire weather, danger, and behavior prediction in Hawaii. The presentation includes information on the history of the Hawaii fire danger rating, the current Hawaii Fire Danger Rating System, fire weather modeling, and fire behavior prediction for Hawaii.