Concepts and interpreted examples in advanced fuel modeling
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Robert E. Burgan
Publication Year: 1987

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  • fuel modeling
  • rate of spread
  • wildland fire
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 8143
Tall Timbers Record Number: 5108
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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The basic concepts of fuel modeling were presented in the fuel subsystem of BEHAVE. This report expands on these concepts in an attempt to provide a better understanding of the technical details of constructing site-specific fire behavior fuel models. This discussion is mathematical. It is aimed at fire managers who are familiar with the fire model and who may be dealing with difficult fuels situations.

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Burgan, Robert E. 1987. Concepts and interpreted examples in advanced fuel modeling. General Technical Report INT-GTR-238. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 40 p.