Stratton, Richard D. 2009. Guidebook on LANDFIRE fuels data acquisition, critique, modification, maintenance, and model calibration. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-220. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 54 p. (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr220.pdf )
LANDFIRE Data Distribution Site: https://www.landfire.gov/viewer/
There are several versions of LANDFIRE data, including LCP files (2001, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014). You can evaluate what is available in each version with its Version Comparison Table ( http://www.landfire.gov/version_comparison.php). There is no online tool for editing the files before download. Downloaded files may be requested in either the US Albers or the local UTM projection.
Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS): http://wfdss.usgs.gov
Analysis tools in WFDSS (Basic, STFB, NTFB, and FSPro) include downloadable LCP files. Users may edit the LCP files before download. Downloaded files come with a custom Albers projection that may require some reprojection effort before combining with shapefiles in FARSITE and FLAMMAP analysis. LCP Critique reports are available alongside the LCP file.
Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS): https://iftdss.firenet.gov/iftdss/home
IFTDSS uses spatial analysis tools in support of Hazard Analysis, Prescribed Burn Planning, Risk Assessment, Fuels Treatment, and Fire Effects planning. Primarily based on the FLAMMAP processor, analysis tools use LANDFIRE data, allowing the user to edit and download LCPs from their projects.
Following is a list of GIS layers for fuels critique, modifications, and model calibration
The LCP Critique report is an essential element in the calibration process. It can be obtained from the same WFDSS analysis landscape tab that the LCP was obtained from. Or, if the LCP is downloaded, it can be loaded in FLAMMAP and a critique can be generated from there. There is a stand-alone version (LCPCritique) available at https://www.frames.gov/catalog/11606.
On the first page:
As an example, this histogram shows that fuel models 183, 165, 102, and 122 are the primary surface fuels.
Is that what you expect? What are the critical inputs for each of these fuel models? Are any of them dynamic?
Image & legend pages for each Theme
Some data problems can be identified visually here, such as vertical and horizontal lines in slope themes. The fuel model image can be reviewed by comparing mapped fuel models with areas that have had ground verification or high confidence classifications.
Theme Distributions for each Surface Fuel Models (in order by importance)
Any errors or necessary adjustments identified here should be included in landscape edits performed before the first analyses are conducted.
There are several means and tools for editing LCP files: