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FCCS Scientific Documentation

The manuscripts in these 7 files were submitted to the Candian Journal of Forest Research after intial peer-review and reconciliation.

Draft Manuscripts As Reviewed by the Canadian Journal of Forest Research Anonymous Reviewers

McKenzie, D.; Raymond, C.L.; Kellogg, L.-K.; Norheim, R.; Andreu, A.; Bayard, A.; Kopper, K.; Elman, E. Mapping fuels at multiple scales: landscape application of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft.
[paper .pdf 174 kb][figures .zip 14.4 MB]

Ottmar, R.D.; Sandberg, D.V.; Riccardi, C.L.; Prichard, S.J. An overview of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System -- quantifying, classifying, and creating fuelbeds for resource planners. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft
[.pdf 1.9 MB]

Riccardi, C.L.; Ottmar, R.D.; Sandberg, D.V.; Andreu, A.G.; Elman, E.; Kopper, K.; Long, J. The fuelbed: a key element of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft
[.pdf 839kb]

Riccardi, C.L.; Prichard, S.J.; Sandberg, D.V.; Ottmar, R.D. Quantifying physical characteristics of wildland fuels in the Fuel Characteristic Classification System. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft.
[.pdf 210kb]

Sandberg, D.V.; Riccardi, C.L.; Schaaf, M.D. Fire potential rating for wildland fuelbeds using the Fuel Characteristic Classification System. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft
[.pdf 197 kb]

Sandberg, D.V.; Riccardi, C.L.; Schaaf, M.D. Reformulation of Rothermel's wildland fire behaviour model for heterogeneous fuelbeds. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft.
[.pdf 459 kb]

Schaaf, M.D.; Sandberg, D.V.; Riccardi, C.L.; Schreuder, M.D. A conceptual model of crown fire potential using the reformulated wildland fire behaviour model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Draft.
[.pdf 664 kb]

Reconciliation of Initial Review Comments

The manuscripts above were revised from 4 manuscripts reviewed by a panel of 12 scientists who provided written comments. Those comments were addressed in reconciliation summaries and helped guide the revision of the current manuscripts. In response to a recommendation by reviewers to demonstrate an application, an additional manuscript was written by McKenzie.

The following files contain responses to comments obtained from peer reviewers as part of a formal review conducted with a panel of 12 scientists in November 2005. This scientific feedback guided revisions of the original four manuscripts that were subjected to review. The feedback suggested that some topics be reorganized, addressed in greater detail and in separate manuscripts. To that end, the original manuscript by Sandberg et al. was rewritten as three separate manuscripts.

This review process, reconciliation of review comments, and revision of manuscripts meet the U.S. Office of Management and Budget guidance for peer review of scientific information used in resource management applications (Office of Management and Budget. 2004. Issuance of OMB’s “Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/fy2005/m05-03.pdf).

Reconciliation of "The Fuel Characteristic Classification System – A system to build, characterize, and classify fuels for resource planning"
[.pdf 61kb]

Reconciliation of "Calculating physical characteristics of wildland fuels in the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)"
[.pdf 233kb]

Reconciliation of "National system to characterize physical properties of wildland fuels"
[.pdf 76kb]

Reconciliation of "Fire potential rating for wildland fuelbeds using the Fuel Characteristic Classification System"
[.pdf 316 kb]

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