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					BURN-P3 User’s Manual                                                       About the BURN-P3 User’s Manual


About the BURN-P3 User’s Manual

The BURN-P3 User’s Manual is divided in three sections. The first section presents a brief introduction to
BURN-P3’s general design. The second section lists the inputs and outputs required to run BURN-P3, as well as
the installation procedures. Finally, the third section consists of a step by step method to create a BURN-P3
project. This guide is meant to be used with the BURN-P3 Version 1.0 Data I/O standard, which contains a
detailed description of the BURN-P3 inputs and outputs formats.

An example of the information presented in Section 3 is shown below. Each step of the process is described and
a screen capture of the windows is shown. Beneath the screen capture is a box with an ‘i’ that contains important
information about the process. Some problems could be avoided by making sure the details of this box are
respected. Beneath the ‘i’ box, the text marked with the BURN-P3 icon presents supplementary information or
useful tips.

For an example of a case study using BURN-P3, or for a more profound understanding of BURN-P3, please
refer to Parisien et al. (in press).




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2. Introduction to the BURN-P3 approach

General design of BURN-P3 In order to optimize strategic planning, resource management in fire-dominated
ecosystems requires an understanding of the variation in the probability of wildfire occurring and spreading at
different points on a landscape. BURN-P3 (Probability, Prediction, and Planning) represents an approach to
evaluate wildfire susceptibility, or burn probability (BP), for fire-prone landscapes such as the boreal forest of
North America. BURN-P3 is a landscape-level simulation tool to produce BP maps. The tool combines
deterministic fire growth based on the Canadian Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System and spatial data of
forest fuels and topography with probabilistic fire ignitions, spread events, and fire weather conditions derived
from historical fire and weather data. For a given landscape, fires are simulated for a single annual time step, or
iteration, which is repeated a large number of time (e.g., 500 to 1000times).

The general design of BURN-P3 is shown in the flowchart on the left. For a complete run of BURN-P3, the
number of escaped (i.e., large) fires per iteration is drawn from the Number of escaped fires distribution, which
is a frequency distribution of the number of escaped fires per iteration. All simulated fires of a given iteration are
recorded in BURN-P3 onto a grid of the area burned representing the study area, without allowing the overlap of
fires within the same iteration (image on the left). The same process is repeated for each iteration. The outputs
for all iterations are added to a cumulative grid of area burned. Burn probability (BP) in a given cell, i, is
               BPi = bi  100
                     N
Where bi is the number of iterations that resulted in cell i being burned and N is the total number of iterations.
Burn probability is expressed as a percent, and represents the likelihood of burning different cells on a landscape
for a single year (e.g., the upcoming fire season), given a specific set of landscape, fire, and weather inputs.




Number of escaped fires
       per year
  NUMBER OF ESCAPED
  FIRES DISTRIBUTION




   Draw number of
 escaped fires for one
       iteration


Simulate all fires of the
 iteration individually


AREA BURNED GRID FOR
   THE ITERATION




Repeat for n iterations


 ADD TO CUMULATIVE                       Green = unburned; red = burned
AREA BURNED GRID FOR
COMPLETED ITERATIONS




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2. Introduction to the BURN-P3 approach

Simulation of individual fires in BURN-P3 BURN-P3 is designed to simulate the ignition and growth of
escaped fires. It only considers these large (e.g., 200 ha), escaped fires because they are responsible for most of
the total area burned in Canada.

BURN-P3 has three sub-models, or modules: (1) the Ignitions module, (2) the Burning conditions module, and
(3) the Fire growth module (Fig. 3). The first two modules are probabilistic and can be derived from historical
databases, whereas the Fire growth module represents the deterministic aspect of the model. ‘Deterministic’
means that a specific set of inputs will always produce the same outputs because this module is based on
empirical equations of fire spread contained in the FBP System (FCFDG 1992). Conversely, ‘probabilistic’
means that a specific set of inputs can yield a range of outputs according to the law of probability, as information
is drawn from frequency distributions. Therefore, the larger the number of iterations, the better the outputs will
conform to these distributions.

BURN-P3 provides assessments of wildfire susceptibility for the Simulated landscape, which consists of static
landscape data on FBP System fuel types and topography. For each simulated fire, the ignition locations of the
escaped fires are modeled in a stochastic manner based on historical spatial patterns of fire ignitions in the
Ignitions module (Fig. 3). In the Burning conditions module, BURN-P3 draws its fire growth period from a
Spread event days distribution. Variable fire weather conditions conducive to fire growth are associated to these
spread event days. Finally, this information is relayed to the Fire growth module, where fire spread is simulated
in the Prometheus fire growth model using spatial data on forest fuels (i.e., vegetation) and topography. For each
iteration, the perimeter of the simulated fire is stored if it is equal or greater to the user-defined minimum
escaped fire size (i.e., 200 ha).




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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

This section will list and describe the main inputs and outputs to BURN-P3. The specific format is not included
here, because this information can be found in the BURN-P3 Data I/O Standards document. Here, we will
specifically address the inputs and outputs that are best modified in an outside application (i.e., not in BURN-
P3). Note that other than the standard word processing and worksheet software, geographic information systems
(GIS) software is required to produce and modify many of the BURN-P3 inputs and outputs.

Landscape grids These inputs represent the static information on the landscape. More specifically, they are
raster grids of the FBP System fuel types, which is mandatory, and the optional topography grids (elevation,
slope, and aspect). The FBP fuel grid must be integer values, but the topography grids can be real numbers.




                     FBP fuels grid                                             Elevation




                         Slope                                                    Aspect


 i  It is essential that all Landscape grids overlap perfectly and have the same resolution. In fact, all raster grid
inputs (*.asc files) in BURN-P3 must overlap perfectly for it to run.



     FBP fuels can easily be changed in a GIS by re-classifying values. This can be useful when the fuels
provided are not representative of the study area. However, the user must make sure that the newly re-classified
fuels have the correct matching values in the FBP fuel type lookup table.


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                3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

                Number of escaped fires distribution This is a frequency distribution of the number of escaped fires per year in
                the study area based on historical data. This input is entered in BURN-P3 as a *.csv file that can be created and
                modified in a word processing or worksheet application. BURN-P3 draws from this distribution to determine the
                number of escaped fires that will be simulated in each iteration.




                                  Number of escaped fires distribution

                45
                40
                35
Frequency (%)




                30
                25
                20
                15
                10
                5
                0
                      1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8       9      10
                                                   Num ber of fires




                 i    It is essential to include the cumulative percent in the Number of escaped fires distribution (‘cum_pct’) and
                 the Spread event days distribution (below) because BURN-P3 uses this information to draw values from the
                 distribution.


                    Remember that the Number of escaped fires distribution is based on fires having a minimum size. The
                example provided consists of the observed fires 200 ha in the Prince Albert National Park region of
                Saskatchewan.


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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Initial ignition grids The location of ignitions of escaped fires in BURN-P3 in modeled according to Final
ignition grids, as well as Ignition rules. Final ignition grids are coarse-resolution grids (e.g., 100-km2 cells) that
represent the fine-scale spatial patterns of escaped fire ignitions by season and by cause and are produced from
the Initial ignition grids and Escaped fire rates, as described later in this section. Initial ignition grids typically
represent on the spatial patterns of all reported fires, regardless of size (i.e., fire occurrence data). However, if
this is the case they must be modified in order to adequately represent escaped (i.e., large) fire ignitions.

An example of initial ignition grids is presented below. Because there are two causes (human and lightning) and
two seasons (spring and summer) there must be a total of four initial ignition grids. The lightning-caused grids
represent the historical lightning-caused fire patterns of reported fires. The human-caused grids have been
modified from fire occurrence patterns, because the large number of reported fires around communities is not
representative of escaped fires (i.e., there are lots of small fires reported, but few escape because they are readily
actioned). We therefore used a scheme where cells where a historical fire occurrence was reported were given a
relative value of two and cells where no fires were reported but that intersected with main roads were given a
value of 1. For further explanation, please see Parisien et al. (in press).




          Spring, human-caused                                              Spring, lightning-caused




         Summer, human-caused                                              Summer, lightning-caused


 i  Ignition grids can have a different resolution than Landscape grids. However, all grids in BURN-P3 must
overlap perfectly.



      In BURN-P3, the user is not bound to a specific approach of modeling the ignition location of escaped fires.
We provide a means to adjusting Initial ignition grids with the Escaped fire rates, but if this is not necessary
(I.e., the grids are representative of escaped fire ignition locations), there is no need to adjust these grids.


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Escaped fire rates The rates (i.e., the likelihood) at which fires escape initial attack and become large by cause,
season, and Fire zone in the study area. Escaped fire rates are presented in a table are calculated from the
percent of escaped fires (fires 200 ha) for each combination of cause, season, and ecoregion. The escaped fire
rates are used to adjust the Initial ignition grids, which are based on all reported fires, to better reflect the
historical patterns of escaped fire ignitions. The Initial ignition grids adjusted with the escaped fire rates
represent the Final ignition grids.

The Escaped fire rates are only useful when the rates at which fires escape and become large vary among large
geographical areas (i.e., Fire zones), causes, and seasons, in comparison with the fire occurrence rates. For
example, in Saskatchewan, the fire zone that gets the least number of large fires per unit area (the Boreal
Transition) experiences one of the highest levels of fire occurrence (Parisien et al. 2004). The value of each
initial ignition grid must be adjusted to reflect the potential for fires to escape and become large.

In BURN-P3, the Escaped fire rates input is imported as a *.csv files that can be created and modified in a word
processing or worksheet application.




i   The ‘esc_fires’ column represents the proportion of escaped fires by cause, and season, and Fire zone. The
sum of the values of this column must equal 100.


i The project attributes in BURN-P3 (e.g., season, cause, Fire zone) are all given a numeric code in the
BURN-P3 Dictionary. The user must be extremely careful to enter the right numeric codes in the Escaped fire
rates in order to obtain valid outputs.



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Creation of Final ignition grids: The process of adjusting the Initial ignition grids according to the Escaped
fire rates

If both data types are imported, BURN-P3 provides a function to adjust the Initial ignition grids using the
Escaped fire rates. This process is described below. Note that this adjustment is optional. Many users will prefer
to adjust the ignition girds themselves in a GIS application.

Initial ignition grids are composed of cells, which are grouped into Fire zones. Individual Initial ignition grids
are calculated for each combination of season, si, and cause, ci.

The Initial ignition grid-value (Iij) is a count of all reported fires that were ignited by cause, ci, during season, si,
in cell i of Fire zone j over a historical time period. Then, this value is adjusted to reflect the potential for
escaped fires using equations 2 to 4.




The escaped fire rate (Ej) is calculated for each Fire zone j and represents the percent of all reported escaped
fires in the study area that were ignited by cause, ci, during season, si, in zone j over a historical time period.

                                                                ej
                                                       Ej               [2]
                                                                t

where ej is the number of escaped fires that occurred in fire zone j and t is the total number of escaped fires that
occurred in the study area over the historical time period (i.e., for all fire zones, seasons, and causes). This
information is calculated by BURN-P3 and presented in a table (Table X).




                                                                     Table X. Escape fire rates




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Creation of Final ignition grids: The process of adjusting the Initial ignition grids according to the Escaped
fire rates (continued)

The fire occurrence by fire zone (Fj) is calculated for each zone j and represents the percent of all fires reported
in the study area that were ignited by cause, ci, during season, si, in fire zone j over a historical time period:


                                                                 fj
                                                        Fj            [3]
                                                                 T
where fj is the number of fires that occurred in fire zone j and T is the total number of fires that occurred in the
study area over the historical time period (i.e., for all fire zones, seasons, and causes).




The adjusted ignition grids value (AIij) for a cell i in zone j is:

                                                            Ej 
                                                           F 
                                              AI ij  I ij     
                                                                      [4]
                                                            j
Where Iij is the relative likelihood of ignition of the final ignition grid for cell i in zone j, Ej is the escaped fire
rate for zone j, and Fj is the total fire occurrence by zone for zone j.




Where Iij is the initial ignition grid value of the final ignition grid for cell i in Fire zone j, Ej is the Escaped fire
rate for Fire zone j, and Fj is the fire occurrence rates for Fire zone j. For each simulated fire, the escaped fire
ignition location is drawn from the Final ignition grids.


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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Ignition table The Ignition table is basically a tabular representation of the Final Ignition grids. It is from the
Ignition table that BURN-P3 draws the location of the escaped fire to be simulated. Each line contains the
following information: location (row and column), cause, season, Fire zone, Weather zone, percent, and
cumulative percent. To select a point of ignition, BURN-P3 therefore selects one line of data from the Ignition
table according to the.




 i If a BURN-P3 project is re-opened, the Ignition table must be re-built or re-imported. This is a
 precautionary measure taken to ensure that none of the data that was used to build the Ignition table has been
 changed.


     If the resolution is high and the study area is large, the Ignition table can contain a very large number of
lines in the can be very high. It is therefore preferable to have Ignition grids that have a coarser resolution than
the Landscape grids.

      BURN-P3 randomly located each ignition within each cell of the specified location (I.e., cell of the Ignition
grid).


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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Fire zones and Weather zones In BURN-P3, Fire zones are geographical regions that vary in their fire regimes.
Fire zones information can be incorporated into the Escaped fire rates, the Ignition rules, and the Green-up
rules. This input is particularly useful when the study area is large, when it overlaps significantly different
ecological units, or when it contains administrative areas of different fire suppression strategies.

Weather zones are geographical regions experiencing distinct fire weather (weather observations and their
associated FWI System codes and indices (Van Wagner 1987)). BURN-P3 models variation in fire weather as a
function of Weather zones and season.

In the example presented below, the Fire zones represent the area within the boundaries of Prince Albert
National Park, Saskatchewan, and the area outside the park. These two areas have widely differing fire
management policies. The Weather zones were arbitrarily delimited as the northern and southern parts of the
study area. These two inputs are optional and are imported into BURN-P3 as raster grids (*.asc files).




                  Fire zones                                                        Weather zones




 i   The user must make sure that the values found in the Fire zone and Weather zone grids correspond to the
 values defined in the BURN-P3 Dictionary.


 i   The Fire zone and Weather zone grids must have the same resolution as the Ignition grids.


     It is useful to delimit the Fire zones and Weather zones on the basis of an analysis of the large scale fire
patterns, or through expert knowledge of the study area.



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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Spread event days distribution Although escaped fires may remain active for a duration of weeks to months,
they usually achieve most of their spread in one to several days. The days over which fires have burned a
significant proportion of their final size are called spread event days. The Spread event days distribution is a
frequency distribution of spread event days that determines the number of days for which fire spread is
simulated in the Fire growth module.

There are many ways to produce the Spread event days distribution. Parisien et al. (in press) created a frequency
distribution of days where large fires in Saskatchewan had burnt 4% of their final size. This information was
obtained from a database of daily fire progression for 130 large (200 ha) fires in Saskatchewan. The example
provided below represents an exponential frequency distribution of spread event days based on the average
number of spread event days used in Parisien et al. (in press) (3.76 spread event days).




                           Spread event days distribution


                  30

                  25
  Frequency (%)




                  20

                  15

                  10

                  5

                  0
                       1   2     3       4       5      6     7     8
                               Num ber of spread event days




   The Spread event days distribution is the single most effective way to alter the size of your fire. Because
BURN-P3 users should aim at simulating fires of realistic sizes, the Spread event days distribution can be
modified to achieve the desired fire sizes.

     If fires have variable duration of burning in a study area, as it is usually the case in most of the Canadian
boreal forest, it is crucial that the variability in spread event days be incorporated into BURN-P3 because a
uniform pattern of spread event days (e.g., 3 spread event days for each simulated fire) will yield spatially-
biased results in the Burn probability map.


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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Fire weather list Fire weather is composed of daily records of noon weather observations of temperature,
relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and 24-hour precipitation, as well as their associated Fire Weather
Index (FWI) System (Van Wagner 1987) fuel moisture codes and fire behavior indices. The FWI System is a
sub-system of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) that provides three fuel moisture
codes – the Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC), Duff Moisture Code (DMC), and Drought Code (DC) – and three
fire behavior indices – the Initial Spread Index (ISI), Buildup Index (BUI), and the Fire Weather Index (FWI).

The Fire weather list is a list of daily fire weather conditions that is conducive to significant fire spread (i.e.,
high and extreme conditions). It is imported into BURN-P3 as a *.csv file. This list is stratified by season and by
Weather zone. The example provided below represents part of a Fire weather list that was produces using daily
fire weather observations from 39 weather stations in Saskatchewan from 1990 to 2002.




 i    Fire weather records are randomly selected for a given season and Weather zone. These represent maximum
 burning conditions. At this point, BURN-P3 only models fire growth according to maximum burning condition,
 for a user-specified number of burning hours per day.


    To ensure that variability in fire weather is adequately sampled for each weather region, as many fire
weather records as possible should be included in the Fire weather list.


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Creation of hourly weather from the BURN-P3 inputs

Inputs:
Ignition table information (Ignitions module): location, N, season, and weather zone
Fire weather list (Burning conditions module)
Spread event days distribution (Burning conditions module)

Step 1.
An ignition point is determined for a given fire in the ignition table of the ignitions module and is transferred to
the Burning conditions module. The information consists of the following:


                                                                  Weather               Cumulative
            Row      Column      Cause      Season      Zone                 Percent
                                                                   zone                   percent
            268        859          2          1          4          3       18.81174    18.81835
Where the ‘row’ and ‘column’ are the x and y coordinates, respectively. The only fields useful for the Burning
conditions module are the ‘season’ and the ‘weather zone’.




Step 2.
One line (i.e., one day) of fire weather information is randomly selected from the fire weather list according to
season and Weather zone (this provided by the Ignition information).


For example, if the season=1 and the weather zone=3 one line would be selected from this part of the list. This
represents the fire weather for spread event (SE) day #1.




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Creation of hourly weather from the BURN-P3 inputs

Step 3.
Repeat Step 2 for each one of the spread event (SE) days, as drawn from the spread event days distribution.

In this example, there are four spread event days, therefore, three additional lines of daily fire weather are
randomly selected within the S1W3 section of the Fire weather daily list.




Step 4.
The information is transformed to an output file where each line (i.e., daily fire weather) is replicated according
to the number of hours of maximum burning conditions, which is user-specified. In this example, fires are
simulated for 5 hours of maximum burning conditions. This file can now be used by the Fire growth module to
simulate fire spread on an hourly basis.



                                                                              5 hours of
                                                                              maximum
                                                                              burning




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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Burn probability map The main output of BURN-P3 is the Burn probability map. This map represents a
quantitative evaluation of wildfire susceptibility for one year (e.g., the upcoming fire season) and the burn
probability is expressed as a percent for each grid cell.

The example presented below represents a Burn probability map that was created for the Prince Albert National
Park area of Saskatchewan (approx. 2106 ha) using 500 iterations. This map is exported as a *.asc file that can
be imported and modified in most GIS applications.




 i To obtain a stable Burn probability map (i.e., one that produces consistent outputs using the same set of
 inputs), there must be a high enough number of iterations. For a large fire-prone area of central Saskatchewan,
 Parisien et al. (in press) showed that the difference in burn probability between two Burn probability maps of
 500 iterations was about 10%, and that the difference between two maps of 1000 iterations was about 5%.

    To remove the edge effect, a buffer area must be incorporated around the area for which the user wants to
produce a Burn probability map. This buffer area can be subsequently removed in a GIS application.

    To obtain a reliable Burn probability map, the user must ensure to properly model the variability in the
BURN-P3 inputs (e.g., Number of escaped fires distribution, Fire weather list, Spread event days distribution).
For more information on how the variability in the inputs might affect spatial patterns refer to Lertzman et al.
(1998).

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3. Getting started: BURN-P3 inputs and outputs

Fire statistics table The second output of BURN-P3 is the Fire statistics table. Each line in this table represents
information on one simulated fire. The following information is listed:

                  -the number of the fire,
                  -the iteration in which it was simulated
                  -its location (row and column)
                  -cause, season, Fire zone, Weather zone
                  -the number of spread event days
                  -the hours of burning (spread event days  the number of hours of maximum burning)
                  -the FBP fuel type in which the fire was ignited
                  -the total area burned
                  -the area burned in each FBP fuel type present in the FBP fuel type grid

The example provided below represents a subset of a Fire statistics table. The table is truncated to the right and
does not show the area burned by FBP fuel type for every fuel type.




     The results from the Fire statistics table are very useful for calibrating the BURN-P3 outputs. For example,
the user should use the total area burned information to plot a fire size distribution of all simulated fires. This
distribution can be compared to a historical distribution of escaped fire. The inputs can be modified to obtain a
more realistic fire size distribution (i.e., conforming to the historical distribution).

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Getting started: Installation

To run BURN-P3 on a computer, the Prometheus COM must be first installed. To install the Prometheus COM,
the user must obtain a license key. This is a computer-specific alpha-numeric code that can be obtained through
the Prometheus website (www.firegrowthmodel.com), or by emailing Cordy Tymstra (Alberta Sustainable
Resource Development) (Cordy.Tymstra@gov.ab.ca). The first step in the installation of BURN-P3 is therefore
to ensure that the Prometheus .COM is properly installed on your computer.

The BURN-P3 application is a stand-alone executable file (BURN_P3.exe) for which no license is required. It
can be run from any location of your hard drive. The BURN-P3 executable is recognized by the BURN-P3 icon
(see below).




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Views and utility functions

The utility functions in BURN-P3 Toolbar and Menu bar are very basic. The functions of the Toolbar basically
consist of saving and opening BURN-P3 project files. The ‘File’ menu of the Menu bar also allows the user to
save and open BURN-P3 file. The ‘View’ menu allow the user to hide the Toolbar. Although there is a ‘Help’
menu, help files have not yet been created for BURN-P3.

The Component view in BURN-P3 is where all the inputs are imported and interactively entered in BURN-P3.
All the components of this view can be accessed by right-clicking the mouse. The Component view is presented
in more detail in the following section. Also, many of the inputs imported in BURN-P3 are listed under the
different components of this view.

The following options will appear when right-clicking the components:

Edit: Inputs that have been previously imported, or that are provided by default in BURN-P3, can be modified
Import: An external file is imported into BURN-P3
Define: Information is interactively entered in a BURN-P3window

The Map view allows the user to view the FBP fuel type grid, as well the the Burn probability map, once it is
produced.




                 Tool bar                                    Menu bar




Component view




    Map view




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4. Create a BURN-P3 project
Open BURN-P3

1.Double click on the BURN-P3.exe executable file
2. The BURN-P3 window will open.
3. To open the subdirectories, click the sign joined to the folder




i   This rectangle includes all important information required to run the model. Make sure you read and apply
what is mentioned here.



    General informatin, tips, extra possibilities, new ideas, information that is really
interresting to know but not essentiel to run the model

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Edit FBP fuel type lookup table

1. Click the subdirectory sign     to se the subfolders under Landscape in the component view
2. Left click on FBP fuel lookup table
3. Select Edit: the FBP fuel lookup table will appear




i   This rectangle includes all important information required to run the model. Make sure you read and apply
what is mentioned here.



    General informatin, tips, extra possibilities, new ideas, information that is really
interresting to know but not essentiel to run the model

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j’ai le coeur qui bat, ho dis manon viens danser le ska!

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Edit FBP fuel type lookup table

1. To modify the FBP fuel type name or the File index number, double click on the line you want to modify.
2. To change the color, double click on the colored box you want to change
3. In the Color window, select a new color
4. Click OK in the Color window to apply this new color.
5. When all changes are done, click OK to save the new settings in the FBP fuel type lookup table window.




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what is mentioned here.



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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Export a new FBP fuel type lookup table

1. Click the Export box from the FBP fuel lookup table window.
2. Save the new FBP fuel type lookup table file (*.LUT).
3. Click OK in the FBP fuel lookup table window to close it.




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import FBP fuel type lookup table

1. In the component view, click the squared + to se the subfolders under ‘Landscape’ in the component view
2. Left click on FBP fuel lookup table
3. Select Import
4. The import FBP fuel lookup window will open
5. Select the file you want to import as a fuel grid.
6. Click Open




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    General informatin, tips, extra possibilities, new ideas, information that is really
interresting to know but not essentiel to run the model

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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import other landscape grids

1. Right click the Grids folder in BURN-P3 component view
2. Select Import
3. In the Landscape grids window, click Browse to select the file




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                     Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import other landscape grids

1. C,est un peu exagéré de mettre toutes ces fenêtres, le monde est pas si con, mais tu as l’option de les effacer.




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Landscape display

1. Blabla




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import other landscape grids

1. Left click on BURN-P3 dictionary select Edit
2. In the BURN-P3 dictionary window, double-click under the Name to edit the box.
3. To save your edits, press Enter after filling each box.




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Edit dictionary
1. Left click on BURN-P3 dictionary select Edit
2. In the BURN-P3 dictionary window, double-click under the Name to edit the box.
3. To save your edits, press Enter after filling each box.
4. Click OK to save edits
5. To export a dictionary rule, follow same steps as




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import dictionary
1. Left click on BURN-P3 dictionary select Import
2. In the BURN-P3 dictionary window, double-click under the Name to edit the box.
3. To save your edits, press Enter after filling each box.




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Ignition Module
Number of escaped fires distribution

1. Left click on Number of escaped fire distribution




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Ignition Module
Number of escaped fires distribution

1. Left click on Number of escaped fire distribution




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Ignition grids
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Edit Ignition rules
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import Ignition rules
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Define Ignition table
1. Left click on




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      BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


      Define Ignition table
      1. Left click on




Quand j<arrive ici
  et que je clique
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  que je n’ai pas
sauvegarder, mais
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   pas comment
  sauvegarder si
export ne fait pas
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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import Fire weather list
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Import Spread event days distribution
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Define Fire growth module
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Percent curing of O-1 fuel type (%)
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Add green-up rule
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


BURN-P3 simulation

1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Display BURN-P3 outputs – BP map
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                                 Section 4. Create a BURN-P3 project


Display BURN-P3 outputs – Stat table
1. Left click on




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BURN-P3 V1 - User manual                                            Annex 1. BURN-P3 Error report

Date:____________________________________         Send this filled error report to:
Name:___________________________________          Marc Parisien
Agency:__________________________________         mparisie@nrcan.gc.ca
Telephone:_______________________________         Tel:780-435-7347
email:____________________________________        Fax:780-435-7359


List and describe attached files:




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