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Title

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 2: First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Steve Sutherland
Publication Year: 2004

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • FOFEM - First Order Fire Effects Model
  • fuel consumption
  • fuel moisture
  • mineral soil exposure
  • particulates
  • smoke production
  • soil heating
  • tree mortality
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Record Last Modified: October 31, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 641

Description

FOFEM 5.2 is a simple, yet versatile computer program that predicts first order fire effects using text and graphic outputs. It can be used in a variety of situations including: determining acceptable upper and lower fuel moistures for conducting prescribed burns, determining the number of acres that may be burned on a given day without exceeding particulate emission limits; comparing predicted fuels reduction for alternative prescribed burn scenarios; and predicting the effects of wildland fire. This fact sheet describes what inputs are needed to run FOFEM, the outputs that are produced, and how to download a copy from the internet.

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Link to this document (141 KB; pdf)
Citation:
Sutherland, Steve. 2004. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 2: First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM). Research Note RMRS-RN-23-2WWW. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.