Title: Burning California Chaparral - An Exploratory Study of Some Common Shrubs and Their Combustion Characteristics
Author: Weise, David R.; Ward, Darold E. Paysen
Source: Burning California Chaparral - An Exploratory Study of Some Common Shrubs and Their Combustion Characteristics. Int. J. Wildland Fire 1(3):153-158
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Abstract. Prescribed fire is a tool used to manage vegetation in southern California. The nature and quantity of gaseous and particulate emissions have not been described for California chaparral. A study examining carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and particulate matter emissions from fuel beds constructed from common chaparral shrubs was initiated. Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), ceanothus (Ceanothus crassifolius),manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa), and scrub oak (Quercus dumosa) fuel beds were burned in December 1989, and March, May, and August, 1990. Gas and particulate matter samples were collected from 45 fires. Emission factors for CO2 and particulate matter were affected by species and month individually; month and species interacted and affected CO emission factors. Pearson's correlation coefficient and Kendall's tau indicated that emission factors for CO and particulate matter were inversely related to combustion efficiency.
Keywords: Prescribed burning, Smoke, Chaparral, Ceanothus crassifolius, Adenostoma fasciculatum, Arctostaphylos glandulosa, Quercus dumosa.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Weise, David R.; Ward, Darold E., Paysen, Timothy E., Koonce, Andrea L. 1991. Burning California Chaparral - An Exploratory Study of Some Common Shrubs and Their Combustion Characteristics. Burning California Chaparral - An Exploratory Study of Some Common Shrubs and Their Combustion Characteristics. Int. J. Wildland Fire 1(3):153-158
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility