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Title

Using FOFEM 5.0 to estimate tree mortality, fuel consumption, smoke production and soil heating from wildland fire
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Publication Year: 2003

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Keyword(s):
  • FOFEM - First Order Fire Effects Model
  • fuel consumption
  • smoke production
  • soil heating
  • tree mortality
  • wildland fire
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Record Last Modified: October 26, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 819

Description

FOFEM 5.0 (First Order Fire Effects Model) is a computer program that was developed to meet needs of resource managers, planners, and analysts in predicting and planning for fire effects. FOFEM predicts tree mortality from surface fire, based on flame length or scorch height, and tree species and size. It predicts consumption of down woody fuels by size class, and the resultant fire intensity over time using the BURNUP model. It predicts emissions (and emission rate) of PM10, PM2.5, CO, CO2, CH4, NOX and SO2 by flaming and smoldering combustion. It predicts soil heating at a range of soil depths over time since ignition.

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Reinhardt, Elizabeth D. 2003. Using FOFEM 5.0 to estimate tree mortality, fuel consumption, smoke production and soil heating from wildland fire. Presented at 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress and 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 16-20 November 2003, Orlando, FL. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society.

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