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Fire behavior, fuel treatments, and fire suppression on the Hayman Fire - Part 3: Effects of fuel treatments on fire severityAuthor(s): Erik Martinson; Phillip N. Omi; Wayne Shepperd
Source: In: Graham, Russell T., Technical Editor. Hayman Fire Case Study. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 96-126
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe role played by the fuel conditions within the Hayman Fire severity was complex and does not lend itself to a single conclusion or simple summary. Uncertainties in the original treatment prescription, its implementation, discerning the coverage, extent, and condition at the time of the fire made it difficult for us to clearly determine treatment effects and relate them to treatment type or amount. Available fire documentation such as the fire growth and severity maps compiled by the fire management and BAER (Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation) teams were immensely helpful, but they oversimplify inherent complexities in fire behavior and ephemeral weather conditions and may contain random or systematic errors (for example, classification of burn severity).
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CitationMartinson, Erik; Omi, Phillip N.; Shepperd, Wayne. 2003. Fire behavior, fuel treatments, and fire suppression on the Hayman Fire - Part 3: Effects of fuel treatments on fire severity. In: Graham, Russell T., Technical Editor. Hayman Fire Case Study. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 96-126
KeywordsHayman Fire, wildfire, fuel treatments, conditions, management, BAER, Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation
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