ELMFIRE- Eulerian Level Set Model of FIRE spread¶
ELMFIRE, the Eulerian Level set Model of FIRE spread, is open-source software Licensed under the Eclipse Public License - 2.0 (EPLv2). It is a wildland fire spread model that can be used to:
Forecast the spread of fires in real time.
Reconstruct the spread of historical fires.
Quantify landscape-scale fire behavior potential.
Estimate annual burn probability and fire severity.
This section explains installation and configuration of ELMFIRE.
The best way to learn to use ELMFIRE is to use ELMFIRE. To that end, a series of tutorials is presented here, starting with very simple idealized cases and progressing to complex simulations involving real-world fuel and weather inputs.
After completing the tutorials above, it is recommended to work through the verification test cases below.
ELMFIRE is packaged with a series of command line microservices clients that provide access to fire perimeter data that can be used for model validation. Some examples are presented below.
ELMFIRE’s source code, build scripts/makefiles, documentation, tutorials, and verification & validation (V+V) cases are in ELMFIRE’s GitHub repository. Please see the Getting Started page for instructions on how to obtain the source code, install prerequisites, set necessary environment variables, etc.
- User Guide
- Basic Inputs and Outputs
- Physics and Numerics options
- Monte Carlo Analysis
- Technical Reference
- Spread Rate Formulation