Journal article

RevisitingWildland Fire Fuel Quantification Methods: The Challenge of Understanding a Dynamic, Biotic Entity

Thomas J Duff, Robert E Keane, Trent D Penman, Kevin G Tolhurst

FORESTS | MDPI | Published : 2017

Abstract

Wildland fires are a function of properties of the fuels that sustain them. These fuels are themselves a function of vegetation, and share the complexity and dynamics of natural systems. Worldwide, the requirement for solutions to the threat of fire to human values has resulted in the development of systems for predicting fire behaviour. To date, regional differences in vegetation and independent fire model development has resulted a variety of approaches being used to describe, measure and map fuels. As a result, widely different systems have been adopted, resulting in incompatibilities that pose challenges to applying research findings and fire models outside their development domains. As ..

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