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Title: FuelCalc: A Method for Estimating Fuel Characteristics

Author: Reinhardt, Elizabeth; Lutes, Duncan; Scott, Joe

Date: 2006

Source: In: Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 273-282

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Description: This paper describes the FuelCalc computer program. FuelCalc is a tool to compute surface and canopy fuel loads and characteristics from inventory data, to support fuel treatment decisions by simulating effects of a wide range of silvicultural treatments on surface fuels and canopy fuels, and to provide linkages to stand visualization, fire behavior and fire effects programs that rely on estimates of fuel loads and qualities. Canopy fuel characteristics, including available fuel, canopy bulk density, canopy base height and canopy cover are estimated from a list of trees.

Keywords: fire, fire ecology, fuels management, canopy bulk density, canopy base height, wildland fuel, crown fire, fire behavior, biomass, stand table

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Reinhardt, Elizabeth; Lutes, Duncan; Scott, Joe 2006. FuelCalc: A Method for Estimating Fuel Characteristics. In: Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 273-282

 


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