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Publication Details

Title:
Marginal fire spread in live fuel beds - horizontal fuels
Author(s):
Weise, David R.; Zhou, XiangYang; Mahalingam, Shankar; Chong, Joey
Publication Year:
2015
How to Cite:
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Weise, David R.; Zhou, XiangYang; Mahalingam, Shankar; Chong, Joey. 2015. Marginal fire spread in live fuel beds - horizontal fuels. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. Updated 23 March 2016. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0007
Abstract:
This data publication contains data from 240 laboratory fire spread experiments in high bulk density fuel beds of live chaparral vegetation from the North Mountain Experimental Area in California, carried out between 2003 and 2006. Fuels consisted of branches and foliage from Adenostoma fasciculatum (chamise), Ceanothus crassifolius (ceanothus), Arctostaphylos glandulosa (manzanita), and Quercus berberidifolia (scrub oak). Laboratory environmental conditions, fuel bed characteristics, wind and slope values, and fire behavior data including spread success, rate of spread, flame length, and flame angle are included. Fortran code used to estimate fire behavior with FIRECAST and code to calculate rate of spread in live fuel beds is also included.

Keywords:
chaparral; rate of spread; flame length; flame angle; wind velocity; slope; chamise; oak; manzanita; ceanothus; biota; environment; Fire; Prescribed fire; North Mountain Experimental Area; California
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