Models for fire-driven heat and moisture transport in soils
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Frank A. Albini; M. Ruhul Amin; Roger D. Hungerford; William H. Frandsen; Kevin C. Ryan
Publication Year: 1996

Cataloging Information

  • heat transfer
  • heat transport
  • mass transport
  • soil temperature
  • soils
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 13985


A survey was conducted of predictive models for heat and mass transport within soils exposed to the heating rates and temperature regimes under wildland fires. Two models trace their ancestry to soil science, and other models for heat and mass transport in porous media come from engineering disciplines and geophysics. The approaches underlying the development of the models were contrasted. Opportunities for improving the robustness and fidelity of currently available models were sought and a few potentially important omissions were identified, along with some complicating features that might be ignored without significant loss of realism.

Online Link(s):
Albini, Frank A.; Amin, M. Ruhul; Hungerford, Roger D.; Frandsen, William H.; Ryan, Kevin C. 1996. Models for fire-driven heat and moisture transport in soils. General Technical Report INT-GTR-335. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 16 p.