The recording of the recent SFE webinar “QUIC-Fire: A Fast-Running Simulation Tool for Prescribed Fire Planning” with Dr. Rod Linn and Kevin Hiers is now on the Southern Fire Exchange YouTube Channel. The May 21st webinar was hosted by Los Alamos National Lab, Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, the Joint Fire Science Program, and the University of Florida.
Webinar Summary: Recent advances in wildland fire behavior models (e.g. FIRETEC) utilizing high spatial and temporal resolution fluid dynamics calculations have facilitated complex modeling of fire-atmospheric feedbacks. Unfortunately, this fire modeling approach requires exceptional computational resources that are unlikely to be available to most wildland fire managers. QUIC-Fire is a new physics-based cellular automata fire spread tool that that offers advanced fire modeling capabilities without the demand for extraordinary computational resources. QUIC-Fire is a new step towards expanding next generation fire model access to a wider audience of practitioners and users.