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Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz; Martin E. Alexander
Editor(s): Dale D. Wade
Publication Date: 2010

The regression equations developed by M.G. Cruz, M.E. Alexander and R.H. Wakimoto (2003, linked to this record) for estimating the canopy base height, bulk density and fuel load in ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir and mixed conifer fuel types based on three stand characteristics (average height, basal area and stand density) have now been programmed into an excel spreadsheet.

Online Links
Citation: Alexander, Martin E.; Cruz, Miguel G. 2010. Introducing the Canopy Fuel Stratum Characteristic Calculator. In: Wade, Dale D (editor), Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, 25-29 October 2010, Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire.

Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior    Fuels    Models
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Partner Sites:
  • basal area
  • canopy base height
  • canopy fuel load
  • CBD - canopy bulk density
  • CFIS - Crown Fire Initiation and Spread System
  • crown fire
  • Douglas-fir
  • fuel types
  • lodgepole pine
  • mixed conifer
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • stand density
  • stand height
JFSP Project Number(s):
  • 09-S-03-1
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