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Predicting duff and woody fuel consumed by prescribed fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains

Author(s): James K. Brown, Michael A. Marsden, Kevin C. Ryan, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 1985
Description:

Relationships for predicting duff reduction, mineral soil exposure, and consumption of downed woody fuel were determined to assist in planning prescribed fires. Independent variables included lower and entire duff moisture contents, loadings of downed woody fuels, duff depth, National Fire-Danger Rating System 1,000-hour moisture content, and Canadian Duff Moisture Codes. Results apply to a number of mesic forest cover types.

Citation: Brown, James K.; Marsden, Michael A.; Ryan, Kevin C.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D. 1985. Predicting duff and woody fuel consumed by prescribed fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Res. Pap. INT-RP-337. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 23 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Prediction, Simulation Modeling, Fire Danger Rating
Ecosystem(s): Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11265
FRAMES RCS number: 12653
Record updated: Jun 13, 2018