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  • Title:
    Data for firebrands generated from selected vegetative fuels: Joint Fire Science Program project (15-1-04-4)
    Author(s):
    Bahrani, Babak; Hedayati, Faraz; Zhou, Aixi; Quarles, Stephen L.; Weise, David R.;
    Publication Year:
    2020
    How to Cite:
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    Bahrani, Babak; Hedayati, Faraz; Zhou, Aixi; Quarles, Stephen L.; Weise, David R. 2020. Data for firebrands generated from selected vegetative fuels: Joint Fire Science Program project (15-1-04-4). Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0035

    * These data are currently under an embargo. We expect the data to be available approximately September 2021. Please check back if you are interested in these data, or you may contact Aixi Zhou (see metadata) if you are interested in accessing these data sooner.
    Abstract:
    This data publication reports the experimental data of firebrands (or embers) generated from five vegetative fuels under gusty winds in a full-scale wind tunnel facility. Criteria for the selection of wildland vegetative fuels were: (1) They should be representative of typical wildland vegetative fuels in the U.S. that are prone to ignition and firebrand generation; (2) They should be accessible to experimental teams in North Carolina and South Carolina at reasonable costs. The following wildland vegetative fuels were used in this study: chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) and saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) as shrubs, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and Leyland cypress (Cupressus x leylandii) as trees, and little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium) for grass samples. Live saw palmetto samples were collected from the Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area in Bluffton, SC. Loblolly pine and Leyland cypress trees were harvested on private property in Richburg, SC. Chamise samples were collected from the North Mountain Experimental Area near Riverside, CA, and shipped to the testing facility in Richburg, SC. Shipped chamise samples were reconstructed by inserting the shipped parts into wire cages. Little bluestem grass samples were collected from Texas and shipped to the testing site. Experiments and data collection took place from October 2016 through December 2017 for the Joint Fire Science Program Project: 15-1-04-4. Data provided in this package present physical properties including mass, projected area, and flying distance reported for 9,249 firebrands generated from the five wildland vegetative fuels.

    Keywords:
    biota; Fire; Wildland/urban interface; wildland-urban interface; firebrand; ember; firebrand generation; wind; ignition; wildfire; wildland-urban interface; spotting; vegetation; structural fire protection; fuel moisture content; grass; tree; shrub; wildfire spread; wildfire risk; chamise; Adenostoma fasciculatum; saw palmetto; Serenoa repens; loblolly pine; Pinus taeda; Leyland cypress; Cupressus x leylandii; little bluestem; Schizachyrium scoparium; Joint Fire Science Program; JFSP; United States; California; North Carolina; South Carolina; Texas
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    https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/catalog/RDS-2020-0035