Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE)

The Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE) is a multi-agency, interdisciplinary collaborative effort to identify and collect critical measurements of fuels, fire behavior, fire energy, meteorology, smoke, and fire effects that will be used to evaluate and advance operational-used fire and smoke models.  These data will promote science advancement that will give us a better understanding of wildland fire including how a fire behaves, the production and spread of smoke, and fire effects.  This knowledge will promotes better prediction of the spread of smoke and the effects on peoples health, firefighter health and safety and aids in the allocation of firefighting resources.  Data collection has been initiated on large wildfires and prescribed fires within the Western Wildfire and Southwest field campaigns as identified in the completed FASMEE study plan.  Data collection during the southeast field campaign will begin in 2021. 

Langdon Mountain stand replacement prescribed fire conducted on the Fishlake National Forest.  

Curtesy of Krieg Rasmussen, Fishlake National Forest.