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Comment on 'Estimating canopy fuel characteristics in five conifer stands in the western United States using tree and stand measurements'
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz; Martin E. Alexander; Ronald H. Wakimoto
Publication Year: 2010

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Keyword(s):
  • Canada
  • canopy base height
  • canopy fuel load
  • CBD - canopy bulk density
  • CFIS - Crown Fire Initiation and Spread System
  • crown fire behavior
  • crown fuel dynamics
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FRAMES Record Number: 9156

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Reinhardt et al. (E. Reinhardt, J. Scott, K. Gray, and R. Keane, Can. J. For. Res. 36: 2803?2814, 2006) questioned the validity of the regression equations for estimating canopy base heights in coniferous forest fuel types developed by Cruz et al. (M.G. Cruz, M.E. Alexander, and R.H. Wakimoto, Int. J. Wildland Fire, 12: 39?50, 2003) to produce logical results when applied to simulations involving low thinning. This turns out to be an error in interpretation with regard to the stand height input parameter.

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Cruz, Miguel G., Martin E. Alexander and Ronald H. Wakimoto. 2010. Comment on 'Estimating canopy fuel characteristics in five conifer stands in the western United States using tree and stand measurements.' Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:2262?2263.