Consume 4.2 - fact sheet
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Roger D. Ottmar; Susan J. Prichard
Publication Year: 2014

Cataloging Information

  • boreal forests
  • Consume 3.0
  • FERA - Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
  • fuel consumption
  • hardwood forest
  • shrublands
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 6907


Consume v 4.2 reflects an improved understanding of fuel consumption and emissions in wildland fire throughout major fuel types in the United States. Consume is a decision-making tool, designed to assist resource managers in planning for prescribed fire, wildland fire for use, and wildfire. Consume predicts fuel consumption, pollutant emissions, and heat release based on a number of factors including fuel loadings, fuel moisture, and other environmental factors. Using these predictions, resource managers can determine when and where to conduct a prescribed burn or plan for a wildland fire to achieve desired objectives, while reducing the impact on other resources.

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Link to this document (397 KB; pdf)
Ottmar, Roger D.; Prichard, Susan J. Updated 2014. Consume v. 4.2 - fact sheet. Seattle, WA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team. 2 p.

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