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Fuel Model Algorithm Refinement and Model Validations for Eastern US Tree Species
Entry ID: USDA_fuelmodelalgorithm

Abstract: Field data are collected to evaluate for modeled estimates of live and dead
aboveground woody forest biomass and develop correlations among fire-related
vegetation and biophysical parameters. To increase confidence in our biomass
estimation approach, we compare our model-derived estimates with eastern FIA
database forest biomass variables. One component of this evaluation ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 36.59   S: 33.84   E: -75.46   W: -84.32

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USDA Forest Service, Southern Global Change Program, SRS-RWU-4852
Dataset Title: Southern Fire Portal - Chris Szell - McNulty - Fuel Model Algorithm Refinement and Model Validation for Eastern US Tree Species (01srsc1_task3_fuels.doc)
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Quality To maintain data quality and accuracy, data collectors worked in teams that
rotated through a four-person field crew each day, thus team composition varied
by day. Additionally, each person worked with a supervisory data collector
every third day. A "tailgate" session was held at the beginning and ending of
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were developed.
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Southern Global Change Program, Southern Research Station, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (919) 515-9498
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Contact Address:
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 300
City: Raleigh
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27606
Phone: 919.515.2916
Email: mgavazzi at
Contact Address:
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 300
City: Raleigh
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27606
Country: United States
Wildfire Risk in the Eastern United States -- 2001, NFP 01.SRS.C.1

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23