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Data for developing fuel consumption models for pine flatwoods fuel types in the southeastern United States

Modeling fire effects, including terrestrial and atmospheric carbon fluxes and pollutant emissions during wildland fires, requires accurate predictions of fuel consumption. Data were collected in order to develop empirical models which predict fuel consumption. Collected data included fuel and environmental measurements on a series of operational prescribed fires in pine flatwoods ecosystems in the southeastern United States from 2004-2006. Total prefire fuel loading ranged from 4.6 to 23.7 megagrams per hectare (2.1 to 10.6 tons per acre); between 12 and 69% of the total loading was composed of shrub species, including saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), gallberry (Ilex glabra), and other common associates. Fuel consumption ranged from 1.3 to 15.7 megagrams per hectare (0.6 to 7.0 tons per acre). On average, 76% of the prefire fuel loading was consumed, although fuel consumption as a percentage of prefire loading was somewhat variable (range: 28-93%).

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-87 31, -81 31, -81 30, -87 30))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Study sites were located in pine flatwoods forests in northern Florida and southern Georgia, in particular Apalachicola National Forest, Big Woods Preserve, Eglin Air Force Base, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, and St. Marks National Wildlife Refu
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
February 17, 2004 to February 16, 2006
Contact Name
Eberhardt, Ellen
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedSun, 07/12/2020 - 01:15

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U.S. Forest Service