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Physical Fire Processes The factors that determine fire behavior (fuel, weather, and topography) do so through the requirements for combustion (fuel, heat, and oxygen).
Fuel Dynamics Research on fuel dynamics helps managers describe live and dead fuels that burn during wildland fires.
Smoke Emissions & Dispersion Scientists use field observations, satellite data, and models to describe smoke’s chemical composition, its movement within a fire’s heat plume, and its movement through the layers of the atmosphere.
Fire Ecology This research contributes to improved conservation, restoration of burned areas, and reduction of fire hazard.
Fire & Fuel Management Strategies Historical patterns of wildland fire are combined with information about climate and vegetation to predict fire occurrence and vegetation patterns.
Science Synthesis & DeliveryScientific publications form the foundation for science delivery.
Modified: Jun 10, 2014