LF Surface Fuel FBFM40

LANDFIRE's (LF) Remap Scott and Burgan Fire Behavior Fuel Model 40 (FBFM40) product represents distinct distributions of fuel loadings found among surface fuel components (live and dead), size classes, and fuel types (Scott & Burgan 2005). The fuel models are described by the most common fire carrying fuel type (grass, brush, timber, or slash), loading and surface area-to-volume ratio by size class and component, fuel bed depth, and moisture of extinction. FBFM40 contains more fuel models for every fuel type than Anderson Fire Behavior Fuel Model 13 (FBFM13), and the number of fuel models representing relatively high dead fuel moisture content is increased. In FBFM40 fuel models with an herbaceous component are dynamic, to simulate curing, rather than remaining constant.

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Maintainer LANDFIRE, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), U.S. Geological Survey
Last Updated June 23, 2021, 18:52 (UTC)
Created December 3, 2020, 21:58 (UTC)
horizontal_resolution 30m
years 2001-2020