Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
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Oswald BP

Oswald BP
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture,
Nacogdoches, Texas

  • Research Article
    Initial Development of Surface Fuel Models for The Netherlands
    Author(s): Oswald BP, Brouwer N and Willemsen EOswald BP, Brouwer N and Willemsen E

    Estimating the spread of wildland fire is growing concern in the Netherlands, where fire events at the wildland urban interface is a growing concern with a changing climate. A multi-year project was initiated in 2012 to obtain field-based fuel measurements to be used to estimate wildland fire spread for surface fire. The overall objective was to develop either custom fuel models or utilize existing Northern American fuel models to fuel conditions in some of the hazardous vegetation in the Netherlands. Over a four-year period, 96 plots were established, a wide variety of fuel parameters measured, and ANOVA (p ≤ 0.1) and Duncan’s MRT used to place these into 56 different vegetation communities. Following multiple permutations in Behaveplus, the 56 communities were consolidated into 28 different fuel models. It was then attempted to use these fuel models as input variables in a .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9776.1000207

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