Document


Title

The fire and fuels extension to the forest vegetation simulator: addendum to RMRS-GTR-116
Document Type: Book
Editor(s): E. D. Reinhardt; N. L. Crookston
Publication Year: 2004

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • bark
  • Blue Mountains
  • Cascades Range
  • coniferous forests
  • cover
  • CWD - coarse woody debris
  • dead fuels
  • decay
  • diameter classes
  • duff
  • DWD - downed woody debris
  • FIA - Forest Inventory and Analysis
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel models
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • grasses
  • ground cover
  • hardwood forests
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • Idaho
  • Juniperus occidentalis
  • light
  • litter
  • live fuels
  • logging
  • Magnolia grandiflora
  • MERCHANTABLE MATERIAL
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • mortality
  • mountains
  • native species (plants)
  • northern California
  • Nyssa sylvatica
  • Oregon
  • overstory
  • Picea engelmannii
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus echinata
  • Pinus elliottii
  • Pinus engelmannii
  • Pinus palustris
  • Pinus serotina
  • Populus tremuloides
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Quercus alba
  • Quercus nigra
  • Quercus velutina
  • Quercus virginiana
  • savannas
  • snags
  • surface fuels
  • Taxodium distichum
  • UNMERCHANTABLE MATERIAL
  • Utah
  • vegetation surveys
  • wood
  • wood density
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Record Last Modified: September 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 44543
Tall Timbers Record Number: 19924
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File [excerpts only]
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the Introduction ... 'The Fire and fuels Extension (FFE) has been developed for 18 of the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) variants: Northern Idaho, Kookantl, Central Rockies, Utah, Eastern Montana, Western Sierra, Blue Mountains, Eastern Cascades, Central Idaho, Tetons, Southern Oregon/Northern California, Klamath Mountains, Inland California and Southern Cascades, Inland Empire, Southern, Pacific Northwest Coast Westside Cascades, and Lake States. Northern Idaho was the first variant developed and is considered the 'base variant' as described in the FFE Model Description and User's Guide. The Model Description document provides an in-depth look into the logic and parameters of that variant. As new variants have been developed, logic and parameter modifications were made to the NI variant in order to model fire effects in the regions covered by the new variants. The modifications were based on workshops and consultations with scientists and other fire experts familiar with each variant's region. Many revisions were based on 'expert knowledge' and unpublished information. References are included for modifications based on published information.The user can modefy many of the model processes, for instance snag dynamics. Some of the keywords are identified in this document; however, all of the user keywords are described in the FFE Model Description (RMRS-GTR-116, chapter 2).'

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Citation:
Reinhardt, E. D., and N. L. Crookston. 2004. The fire and fuels extension to the forest vegetation simulator: addendum to RMRS-GTR-116. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-116 Addendum. Ogden, UT, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.