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Aerial Photography, a Method for Fuel Type Mapping

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The degree of accuracy needed in a fuel type map depends on the purpose to be served. If fuel classifications are to be used as a basis for dispatching action, a high degree of accuracy is essential. If they are to serve only as a means of classifying and defining total fire danger for planning purposes, a much more extensive classification of fuels will be appropriate. The degree of total fire danger represented by the fuel hazards, the human and lightning risks and the values at stake should logically determine the purpose to be served by a fuel classification and the degree of accuracy appropriate.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: June 1, 1941

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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