During a wildfire event a manager can access STARFire’s pre-processed “ready” analysis that estimates the risk and benefit of wildfire at any location on a landscape. The analysis can aid managers in identifying which portions of the fire perimeter are likely to require protection and which are likely to produce ecosystem benefits. The WF analysis can be generated for any desired wind speed and direction.
STARFire uses its core of integrated valuation and burn probabilities to identify which areas have a negative expected net benefit from fire originating in that location (red cells) and which areas have a positive expected net benefit from fire originating in that location (green cells). Because the net benefits of fire for every ignitable cell are displayed across the landscape, the output can be viewed as a net benefit distribution map given fire at any location.