Regional fire and fuel moisture content (FMC) trends, 1980-2018 - 2020 Shiny Contest Submission

Regional fire and fuel moisture content (FMC) trends, 1980-2018

Authors: T.M. Ellis
Working with Shiny more than 1 year

Abstract: Featuring a dynamic, interactive map, users can select a custom study area and generate summary graphics to explore fuel moisture histories and potential wildfire risk.

Full Description: Part of my doctoral research, this is a demo for a global dataset exploring the histories of fuel moisture (and, consequently, bushfire risk).

The user starts by selecting their mapping inputs -- either localized fuel moisture thresholds (%s) associated with fire, or proportions of locally-dependent dry seasons that fall under the local thresholds, or a static threshold of between 1 and 32%.

You can select a sub-region within either western North America or southeast Australia by using the interactive map itself, and generate summary graphics below. The summary graphics include a mean climate bar, line plot, and either a scatter or hex plot showing customized fuel moisture interactions.

There are full instructions in the application itself guiding you through it, but just select some points on the map and you'll get the hang of it. :slight_smile:

Category: Research
Keywords: wildfire, bushfire, forest ecology, climate change, climatology
Shiny app:
Repo: GitHub - toddellis/global-fuel-moisture-demo: A shiny-based tool for exploring fuel moisture and fire histories.
RStudio Cloud: Posit Cloud


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