Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (3.8 MB bytes)

Title: Users Guide to VSMOKE-GIS for Workstations

Author: Harms, Mary F.; Lavdas, Leonidas G.;

Date: 1997

Source: Res. Pap. SRS-6.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 45 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: VSMOKE-GIS was developed to help prescribed burners in the national forests of the Southeastern United States visualize smoke dispersion and to plan prescribed burns. Developed for use on workstations, this decision-support system consists of a graphical user interface, written in Arc/Info Arc Macro Language, and is linked to a FORTRAN computer program. VSMOKE-GIS combines a graphics display of a forest with a dashboard of five icons. By clicking the mouse on these icons, a fire manager can interactively affect the appearance of a smoke plume. Once appropriate tiles have been created, more than one smoke plume can be viewed at once, and different aspects of the forest, such as stands of trees, rivers, or soil types, can be viewed together or separately. This users guide provides a complete tour of the VSMOKE-GIS, including a history of its development; a tutorial of the steps used in creating, viewing, and manipulating plumes; system definitions; descriptive figures; and instructions on acquiring and personalizing the system for an individual forest.

Keywords: Plume definition, prescribed burn, smoke dispersion, smoke plume, smoke plume parameters, VSMKGS, VSMOKE-GIS dashboard.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Harms, Mary F.; Lavdas, Leonidas G. 1997. Users Guide to VSMOKE-GIS for Workstations. Res. Pap. SRS-6.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 45 p.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.