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    Author(s): Robert E. Keane
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. FB-1-5
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The Fire Behavior (FB) method is used to describe the behavior of the fire and the ambient weather and fuel conditions that influence the fire behavior. Fire behavior methods are not plot based and are collected by fire event and time-date. In general, the fire behavior data are used to interpret the fire effects documented in the plot-level sampling. Unlike the other plot-level sampling methods, the Fire Behavior methods are documented observations taken over the course of a fire event. The FireID field in the PD method links the FB database table to the plot-level data. The Flame Length, Spread Rate, and Fire Behavior Picture fields in the Plot Description (PD) method allow plot specific fire behavior data.

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    Citation

    Keane, Robert E. 2006. Fire Behavior (FB). In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. FB-1-5

    Keywords

    monitoring, fire effects, inventory, sample design, sampling methods, fuels, burn severity, analysis

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