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Title

Modeling moisture content of fine dead wildland fuels: input to the BEHAVE fire prediction system
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel; Ralph A. Wilson Jr.; Glen A. Morris; Stephen S. Sackett
Publication Year: 1986

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Keyword(s):
  • BEHAVE
  • FFMC - CFFDRS Fine Fuel Moisture Code
  • fire danger rating system
  • fuel moisture
  • moisture content
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Record Last Modified: June 3, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 6165

Description

A model, based on the Canadian Fine Fuel Moisture Code, was modified to account for solar heating of fuels and to predict diurnal trends in fine fuel moisture. The model was tested against actual moisture data from general fuel types in Texas, Arizona, Idaho and Alaska. Moisture predictions were consistently better than those from current operating procedures.

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Rothermel, Richard C.; Wilson, Ralph A.; Morris, Glen A.; Sackett, Stephen S. 1986. Modeling moisture content of fine dead wildland fuels: input to the BEHAVE fire prediction system. Research Paper INT-RP-359. Missoula, MT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 61 p.