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    Author(s): Theresa B. JainRussell T. Graham; David S. Pilliod
    Date: 2004
    Source: Wildfire. July/August: 22-26.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The ineffective and inconsistent use of terminology among fire managers, scientists, resource managers and the public is a constant problem in resource management. In fire management and fire science, the terms fire severity, burn severity and fire intensity are defined in a variety of ways, used inconsistently and, in some cases, interchangeably.

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    Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Pilliod, David S. 2004. Tongue-tied: Confused meanings for common fire terminology can lead to fuels mismanagement. Wildfire. July/August: 22-26.

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    fire terminology, fire management

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