Fuel Models in the National Fire-Danger Rating System
Abstract:Fuel models were developed to provide data required by the mathematical fire behavior model which is the basis for the Spread and Energy Release Components of the National Fire Danger Rating (NFDR) System. The fuel models quantitatively describe those physical and chemical properties of fuel elements and fuel beds that govern flammability. Thus far, nine models representing broad vegetative types have been developed for rating fire danger.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Forest Fuels Scientist with the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station at the Northern Forest Fire Laboratory, Missoula, Montana
Publication date: 1975-06-01
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