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Title

The first order fire effects model (FOFEM): predicting the direct consequences of prescribed fire and wildfire [abstract]
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): E. D. Reinhardt; C. C. Hardy
Coordinator(s): K. M. Boula
Publication Year: 1998

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • computer programs
  • cover
  • cover type
  • duff
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire danger rating
  • fire management
  • fuel models
  • land management
  • mineral soils
  • mortality
  • Oregon
  • smoke effects
  • Washington
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
  • woody fuels
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 11433
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Description

Poster abstract...A First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM) was developed to predict the direct consequences of prescribed fire and wildfire. FOFEM was designed for application to most areas of the United States. First order fire effects are the immediate or direct results of a fire. FOFEM computes duff and woody fuel consumption, mineral soil exposure, fire-caused tree mortality, and smoke production for many forest and rangeland ecosystems. Quantitative results from many fire effects studies were summarized for inclusion into the model. FOFEM contains a fire effects calculator to produce the effects of a fire from the burning conditions, and a prescribed fire planner to compute the burn conditions necessary to achieve a desired effect. Default input values are derived from fuel models provided for natural and activity fuels by many forest cover types. The model is implemented in a computer program available for use on a PC or Data General computer.

Citation:
Reinhardt, E. D., and C. C. Hardy. 1998. The first order fire effects model (FOFEM): predicting the direct consequences of prescribed fire and wildfire [abstract], in Boula, K. M., Fire and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest: research, policy, and management. Spokane, Washington. The Wildlife Society, Northwest Section, Oregon and Washington Chapters, p. 128,