Live Fuel Moisture: A New Look at the Combustion of Living Plants
Media Type: Webinar
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
  • Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Date: December 20, 2012

Cataloging Information

  • fire potential
  • flammability
  • foliar moisture content
  • live fuel moisture
  • LSFSC - Lake States Fire Science Consortium
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Record Last Modified: May 7, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 13946


Live fuel moisture is measured frequently throughout the country as an indicator of potential fire behavior but little is known about the primary factors that drive their seasonal variations. Dr. Matt Jolly will delve into the interactive factors that control live fuel moisture and will discuss some of the potential implications of these factors on seasonal variations in the fire potential of living plants. Ultimately, he will show how the interactions between the water content of the foliage and seasonal changes in the leaf's dry weight combine to influence calculated live fuel moisture and its flammability. This webinar was presented by Matt Jolly, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, and hosted by both the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and the Lake States Fire Science Consortium. It originally aired on December 20, 2012.

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