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Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Date: 2004

This document provides nominal or representative DBH and Tree Height values needed to be assigned to each of the the coniferous (C) and mixedwood (M) fuel types found in the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System used in implementing Albini’s (1979) model for predicting maximum spotting distances for single or group tree torching firebrand sources.

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Citation: Alexander, Martin E. 2004. Nominal diameter-at-breast height and tree height values for Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System fuel types for use in Albini's maximum spotting distance model. Hinton, Alberta: Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada, Wildland Fire Operations Research Group. 3 p.

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  • Albini's maximum spot fire distance models
  • Canada
  • conifer fuel types
  • DBH - diameter at breast height
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • mixedwood fuel types
  • PROMETHEUS wildland fire growth model
  • tree height
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FRAMES Record Number: 69167