1999 Fontainebleau Wildfire study
Entry ID: CSU_fueltreatment_Fontainebleauwildfirestudy

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Summary
Abstract: The data are from the 1999 Fontainebleau wildfire that burned into an area that
had previously been treated with 3 prescribed fires (1988, 1992, and 1998) in
the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. Nine plots were
established in both the treated area and an adjacent untreated area. Data
collected describe stand conditions and fire severity at each plot.

The data were collected to assess the effect of repeated prescribed burn
treatments on stand conditions and subsequent wildfire severity.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.401943 S: 30.401943  E: -88.71972  W: -88.71972

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Western Forest Fire Research Center, Colorado State University
Dataset Title: 1999 Fontainebleau Wildfire study
Dataset Release Date: unpublished material
Dataset Publisher: Western Forest Fire Research Center, Colorado State University


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COASTAL MISSISSIPPI


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Project
SFP >SOUTHERN FIRE PORTAL    [Information]


Quality
Error checks have been completed. Since only one treatment area was affected
by the Fontainebleau fire, plots are pseudo-replicates. The treatment boundary
was defined by a railroad which may have augmented the effect of the treatment
on the behavior of the wildfire. We deemed this unlikely, however, since the
wildfire crossed the railroad more than once, as well as a much wider two-lane
highway with a mown median. Crown base heights may be underestimated in high
severity plots where lower limbs were consumed. Needle scorch heights are
limited by tree height and thus underestimated on completely scorched trees.

Trees less than 10 cm in diameter were excluded from calculations of plot means
for stand conditions and fire severity, since small trees are not accurately
sampled by the variable radius plots employed in our sampling method.


Access Constraints
Data are owned by Colorado State University and will be used in publications
currently in preparation. Data access requests will be considered on a
case-by-case basis. Data access without the express written consent of the
Western Forest Fire Research Center is prohibited.


Use Constraints
Data are owned by Colorado State University and will be used in publications
currently in preparation. Data use requests will be considered on a
case-by-case basis. Data use without the express written consent of the
Western Forest Fire Research Center is prohibited.


Keywords
fuel treatments
longleaf pine
slash pine
stand conditions
wildfire severity
Mississippi


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ERIK J. MARTINSON
Phone: 970.491.1779
Email: erikm at cnr.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
Colorado State University
131 Forestry
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80523


Personnel
ERIK J. MARTINSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 970.491.1779
Email: erikm at cnr.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
Colorado State University
131 Forestry
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80523


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Philip N. Omi, Colorado State University, 03/25/2002, Effect of Fuel Treatments
on Wildfire Severity -- JFSP
99-1-4-01 {C11B336A-9466-4340-9355-F225B50D07CD}; FRAMES resource id =
{C11B336A-9466-4340-9355-F225B50D07CD};
http://jfsp.nifc.gov/JFSP_JFSP_Products.htm
http://www.firescience.gov/projects/99-1-4-01/project/99-1-4-01_fin...


2003, Performance of fuel treatments subjected to wildfires, [literature
review] -- {4F90FF71-3C33-4607-9185-8D2EF0E0C380} this data set was used in the
manuscript already captured by Tall Timbers -- see citation: Martinson,E.J. and
P.N.Omi. 2003. Performance of fuel treatments subjected to wildfires
[literature review] Pages 7-13 in Omi,P.N. and L.A.Joyce (eds.). Fire, Fuel
Treatments, and Ecological Restoration: Conference Proceedings: 16-18 April
2002: Fort Collins, Colorado. proceedings. USDA Rocky Mountain Research
Station, Fort Collins, CO. CALL NO: A13.151/5:RMRS-P-29 Book/Gov Doc with
FRAMES resource id =
{4F90FF71-3C33-4607-9185-8D2EF0E0C380}
http://www.talltimbers.org/

3/25/2002, Effect of Fuels Treatment on Wildfire Severity --
This data set is documented by the JFSP final report cited as: Omi, Philip N.
and Erik J. Martinson. 25 March 2002.
Effect of Fuels Treatment on Wildfire Severity -- Final Report. Western Forest
Fire Research Center, Colorado State University. Submitted to the Joint Fire
Science Program Governing Board. 40p. with FRAMES resource id =
{79EFFA17-1DAF-4A64-8E8F-523ED6B320DD}
http://www.firescience.gov/projects/99-1-4-01/project/99-1-4-01_fin...

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-03

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