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NOAA US drought indication Wildfires that burn across hard-baked desert landscapes, such as in southwestern and Great Basin areas of the United States, are driven by fine fuels such as annual/invasive herbaceous. Capturing the seasonal variations in the production of these fuels is what LF’s Modeling Dynamic Fuels with an Index System (MoD-FIS) is about.

Important to fire managers in preparing for a fire season and addressing wildfires as they're happening, MoD-FIS provides vital information in understanding when and where those fuels are present, how abundant they are, and how seasonal variation changes over time affects fire behavior.

MoD-FIS 2021 products (Existing Vegetation Cover, Existing Vegetation Height, and Fire Behavior Fuel Models) are released three times a year, Spring in early June, Summer in early July, and Fall in early October. You can find the MoD-FIS products on the LF Data Distribution Site, select "Seasonal."

More information about LF's MoD-FIS products can be found in the article MoD-FIS Brings Seasonal Fine Fuels Information to Wildland Fire Management.

 

 
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