Fuel and fire behavior prediction in big sagebrush

  • Authors: Brown, James K.
  • Publication Year: 1982
  • Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
  • Source: Res. Pap. INT-RP-290. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 10 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/INT-RP-290

Abstract

Relationships between height of big sagebrush and crown area, fuel loading, bulk density, size distribution of foliage and stemwood, and fraction dead stemwood are presented. Based upon these relationships, modeled rate-of-fire spread and fireline intensity are shown for sagebrush ranging in height from 20 to 120 em and in coverage from 10 to 40 percent. Verification of predicted fire behavior and applications are discussed.

  • Citation: Brown, James K. 1982. Fuel and fire behavior prediction in big sagebrush. Res. Pap. INT-RP-290. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 10 p.
  • Keywords: sagebrush, fire behavior modeling, fuel modeling, range fuels
  • Posted Date: January 7, 2016
  • Modified Date: January 7, 2016
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