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Chaparral shrub bulk density and fire behavior

Metadata Updated: June 21, 2023

This data publication contains bulk density measurements from two typical species of chaparral shrub which were harvested in 2010 from the North Mountain Experimental Area near Riverside, CA (NMEA), namely chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) and manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.). Data include shrub height, crown length, crown width, crown base height, and moisture content, as well as total mass, mass by fuel particle size class, crown volume, and calculated bulk density by shrub height segments. Also included are fire characteristics data from a companion study of fire behavior in similar individual 4-year old live chamise shrubs. The fire behavior data include shrub bulk density, moisture content and total mass consumed during each experimental run for multiple bulk density classes, wind speeds, and ignition methods. Burn time, horizontal and vertical flame spread rates, flame length and flame angle, as well as maximum mass loss rate and peak gas temperatures were also recorded. The R code used to analyze these fire characteristics in Li et al. 2016 is also included.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Metadata Created Date November 3, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 21, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 3, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 21, 2023
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Data First Published 2017-11-22
Data Last Modified 2022-08-25
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:96
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 005:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 04d2a802162bcbbf6be126cee41e1ee553bbf926
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