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    Title:Grass fuel loads on linear disturbances in Alberta
 
    Year:2009
 
    Status:Completed
 
    Researcher(s):Greg Baxter (Lead)
 
    Abstract:The difficulty of controlling a wildfire may be increased if the fire involves a linear disturbance. Cured grass allows fire to spread quickly and for extended distances. Accurately predicting fire behaviour and thus understanding possible tactics to slow or stop fire spread require a knowledge of the amount of fuel available to burn. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) tested a technique to quickly assess grass fuel loads using a grass disc meter developed in South Africa that is used to determine a relationship between disc height and fuel load.
 
    Advisory Member(s):Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
 
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    Tags:Corridor; see all tags...
 
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