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Title

Foliar moisture content input in the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System for areas outside of Canada
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Editor(s): Domingos Xavier Viegas
Publication Year: 2010

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • crown fire initiation
  • live fuel moisture
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 9499

Description

The foliar moisture content (FMC) of coniferous trees is estimated within the context of the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System on the basis of an empirical method that is limited to the forest regions of Canada and immediately adjacent areas of the United States. This paper offers both a review and simple recommendations for obtaining the FMC input in cases where the system is applied outside of Canada in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

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Citation:
Alexander, M.E. 2010. Foliar moisture content input in the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System for areas outside of Canada. In D.X. Viegas, ed. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 15-18 November 2010. University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. CD-ROM. 13 p.