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Fire metrology: Current and future directions in physics-based measurementsAuthor(s): Robert L. Kremens; Alistair M.S. Smith; Matthew B. Dickinson
Source: Fire Ecology. 6(1): 13-35.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe robust evaluation of fire impacts on the biota, soil, and atmosphere requires measurement and analysis methods that can characterize combustion processes across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Numerous challenges are apparent in the literature. These challenges have led to novel research to quantify the 1) structure and heterogeneity of the pre-fire vegetation; 2) energy released during the combustion process and the ultimate disposition of that energy through conduction, radiation, and convective transport; and 3) landscape-scale impacts of fire on soils, vegetation, and atmosphere. The grand challenge is how to integrate the pre-, active-, and post-fire measurements and physical process models into a single robust and well validated framework. This paper presents a brief review of the current state of fire metrology research and proposes future research to address the measurement grand challenge.
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CitationKremens, Robert L.; Smith, Alistair M.S.; Dickinson, Matthew B. 2010. Fire metrology: Current and future directions in physics-based measurements. Fire Ecology. 6(1): 13-35.
Keywordsenergy transport, fire metrology, radiative transport, remote sensing, satellite methods
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