On improvement of wildland fire management in Russia on the base of vegetation fuel maps
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Alexandra V. Volokitina; M. A. Sofronov
Editor(s): Susan G. Conard
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • drought index
  • fire spread
  • fuel maps
  • Russia
  • vegetation fuels
  • International
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Record Last Modified: January 7, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 17021


The subject matter of this paper is a new area in the field of pyrology (wildland fire science) in Russia, the mapping of vegetation fuels (VF). The possibility of using the VF-maps for improvement of wildland fire management is presented. A new method of surface fire prediction on the base of VF-maps is described. In the classification of vegetation fuels, some components of forest ecosystems (biogeocenoses) are used as groups and types of VF; their role and pyrological properties are taken into account in the spread and development of fire. The necessity of improving wildland fire management, especially in cases of critical fire situations, is indisputable. What is necessary for efficiently dealing with a wildfire? First of all, the behavior of the fire must be predicted. Doing this work needs a large-scale map of vegetation fuel.

Online Link(s):
Volokitina, A. V.; Sofronov, M. A. 2000. On improvement of wildland fire management in Russia on the base of vegetation fuel maps. Pages 382-388. In: Conard, Susan G. (editor). Disturbance in boreal forest ecosystems: human impacts and natural processes. Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association 1997 annual meeting; 1997 August 4-7; Duluth, Minnesota. General Technical Report NC-GTR-209. St. Paul, MN: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.