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Draft term list

In the initial release of FireWords 1.0 we are aiming for the inclusion of 200-300 terms. We have compiled a list of more than 350 terms suggested by fire scientists and managers. To suggest a term that is not already on the list, please send a message to Joe Scott.  Please indicate whether you would be willing to write the entry for that term; if not, please suggest a subject-matter expert who could.

 

Suggested terms:

10000-hr timelag class

1000-hr timelag class

100-hr timelag class

10-hr timelag class

10-meter windspeed

1-hr timelag class

20-ft windspeed

absolute humidity

active crown fire

activity fuel

aerial fuel

age of rough

allometric

allometric equation

allometry

ash

aspect

atmospheric stability

available canopy fuel

available fuel

backfire

backing fire

bark char

bark thickness

BEHAVE

BehavePlus

biomass

blackline

bole

bole char

Brown's transect

bulk density

burnout

burn out

canopy base height

canopy bulk density

canopy closure

canopy cover

canopy depth

canopy fuel

char height

charcoal

coarse woody debris

combustion

COMSUME

conditional surface fire

conduction

continuous crown fire

convection

CPS

crown base height

crown bulk density

crown cover

crown fire

crown fire cessation

crown fire hazard

crown fire hazard assessment chart

crown fraction burned

crown length

crown scorch

crown spacing

crowning index

custom fuel model

decay state

defensible fuel profile zone

deployment zone

depth of burn

direction of maximum spread

disturbance

diurnal

downed dead woody debris

drought

drought index

duff

duff load

ecological restoration

effective windspeed

elevation

elliptical dimensions

ember

emission factor

emission rate

emission species

empirical model

environmental conditions

EPM

equilibrium moisture content

extinction moisture content

eye-level windspeed

FARSITE

FCCS

FEIS

fermentation layer

FFE-FVS

fine fuel

fire

fire area

fire avoidance

fire behavior

fire behavior characteristics

fire behavior fuel model

fire behavior model

fire behavior modeling system

fire behavior processor

fire characteristics chart

fire climax

fire cycle

fire danger

fire danger fuel model

fire ecology

fire effects

fire environment

fire frequency

fire front

fire hazard

fire history

fire intensity

fire interval

fire line

fire model

fire modeling system

fire occurrence

fire perimeter

fire potential

fire regime

fire regime condition class

fire resistance

fire return interval

fire risk

fire scar

fire severity

fire suppression

fire tolerance

fire type

fire use

fire use fire

fire use incident

fire whirl

firebrand

firebreak

FireFamilyPlus

fire-free interval

fireline intensity

first-order fire effects

flame

flame angle

flame depth

flame height

flame length

flaming combustion

flaming front

flaming phase

FlamMap

flank

flanking fire

FMAPlus

FOFEM

foliar moisture content

foliar moisture effect

forb

forest floor

forest restoration

forward rate of spread

frontal fire intensity

fuel

fuel arrangement

fuel break

fuel category

fuel characteristic class

fuel characteristics

fuel characterization system

fuel class

fuel complex

fuel condition

fuel consumption

fuel continuity

fuel depth

fuel inventory

fuel load

fuel loading

fuel loading model

fuel model

fuel model code

fuel model description

fuel model number

fuel modification

fuel particle

fuel particle size

fuel particle size class

fuel reduction

fuel state

fuel strata gap

fuel stratum

fuel treatment

fuel type

fuelbed depth

fuelbreak

glowing combustion

grass

ground fire

ground fuels

hazard

head fire

heat content

heat flux

heat of ignition

heat of vaporization

heat per unit area

heat release rate

heat sink

heat transfer

heat yield

herb

herbaceous fuel

horizontal roll vortex

humidity

humus

Huygen's Principle

hydrophobicity

hysteresis

independent crown fire

intermittent crown fire

Keetch-Byram Drought Index

ladder fuel

leaf area index

length-to-breadth ratio

length-to-width ratio

line transect

litter

live fuel

loading

lower duff

mass transport

mass-flow rate

maximum reliable wind speed

mean fire interval

mean fire-free interval

midflame windspeed

mineral ash

mineral content

mixed-severity fire

moisture content

moisture damping coefficient

needle drape

NEXUS

NFDRS

no-wind-no-slope spread rate

open windspeed

optimum packing ratio

packing ratio

Palmer Drought Index

particulates

passive crown fire

physical model

planar intercept

plume-dominated fire

PM10

PM2.5

point source fire

power of the fire

power of the wind

prescribed fire

prescribed natural fire

prescription

propagating flux ratio

punk

pyrolosis

radiant heat flux

radiation

rate of spread

reaction intensity

reburn

relative humidity

relative packing ratio

RERAP

residence time

residual combustion

resistance to control

restoration

risk

rough

running crown fire

safety zone

safety zone radius

safety zone separation distance

safety zone size

salvage

SASEM

scorch height

second-order fire effects

semi-empirical model

semi-physical model

serotinous

serotiny

shaded fuel break

shrub

SIAM

silica-free ash

site characteristics

slope steepness

slope vector

smoke

smoke dispersion

smoke production

smoldering

smoldering combustion

smoldering phase

snag

soil heating

soil moisture

soil texture

soot

specific heat

spot fire

spotting

spread direction

spread distance

spread rate

stand height

stand inventory

stand-replacing fire

structure fire

succession

surface area to volume ratio

surface fire

Surfacing Index

timelag

timelag class

torching

torching index

total biomass

total fuel load

tree

tree crown street

tree list

type of fire

underburn

unit energy

upper duff

urban

urban interface

wildfire

wildland

wildland fire

wildland/urban interface

wind

wind adjustment factor

wind direction

wind limit

wind profile

wind reduction

wind reduction factor

wind speed

wind vector

wind-driven fire

windspeed

woody

woody debris

woody fuel