FUEL MAPPING AND FIRE PHYSICS
Available: July 2022
Salo Science of the Pyregence Team developed maps showing distribution of tree mortality across California for 2016, 2017, and 2018 at 10m and 30m resolution. Download maps here
FIRE SCIENCE TEAM
Pyregence is developing a protocol for sampling forest fuels and integrating the information into a thematic map. We’re using satellite imagery and aerial LiDAR, combined with field measurements, to characterize vegetation types and the amount, size, depth, and nature of forest fuels in granular detail.
These factors will then be entered into spatially explicit fuel models, which will help researchers, electric utility companies, and fire management agencies improve their decision-making and reduce risk to communities and utility infrastructure.