Standard fire behavior fuel model

n. A fire behavior fuel model designed for broad application.

 

  • Discussion

 

Two standard fire behavior fuel model sets are available for use in any geographic area: the original 13 standard fire behavior fuel models (Albini 1976; Anderson 1982) and the recently developed set of 40 standard fire behavior fuel models (Scott and Burgan 2005). A standard fire behavior fuel model from either set can serve as input to Rothermelís mathematical surface fire spread model (Rothermel 1972) as implemented in a variety of fire behavior simulation programs, including BehavePlus, FARSITE, FlamMap, and NEXUS.

 

  • See Also

  • References

    • Albini, F.A. 1976. Estimating Wildfire Behavior and Effects. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-30. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

    • Anderson, H.E. 1982. Aids to determining fuel models for estimating fire behavior. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-122. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 26 p.

    • Rothermel, R.C. 1972. A mathematical model for predicting fire spread in wildland fuels. Res. Pap. INT-115. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 42 p.

    • Scott, J. H. and R. E. Burgan. 2005. Standard fire behavior fuel models: a comprehensive set for use with Rothermelís surface fire spread model. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-153. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 72 p.

     

  • Notes

    • Author 

      Joe Scott, Research Forester

      Systems for Environmental Management