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LANDFIRE Remap Scott and Burgan Fire Behavior Fuel Model (FBFM40) Micronesia

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

LANDFIRE’s (LF) 2016 Remap (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. LF Remap used vegetation products and 10-years of disturbance data to create Fuel Vegetation Type (FVT), Fuel Vegetation Cover (FVC), and Fuel Vegetation Height (FVH) for disturbed areas to represent pre-disturbance scenarios in FBFM40. A combination of pre-disturbance and non-disturbance Existing Vegetation Type (EVT) are used to assign surface fuel models. FBFM40 was developed using the most recent 10 years of Annual Disturbance products and is a capable fuels product that calculates Time Since Disturbance (TSD) assignments for disturbed areas using an "effective year." For example, year 2020 fuels may be calculated for the year 2020. the new process considers all the existing disturbances included in LF Remap and adjusts the TSD for these to the effective year (2020 in the example), making the products "2020 capable fuels." More information about capable fuels can be found at

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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