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Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

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Comparison of Fuel Consumption Between High Intensity and Moderate Intensity Fires in Logging Slash

Slash burning is an integral tool of forest management in the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of this study was to determine if mass- ignited, high intensity fires had less fuel consumption than moderate intensity fires. There was 23 percent less woody fuel consumption in high intensity burns than in moderate intensity burns. A hypothetical maximum consumption rate model was derived for high intensity fires. High intensity fires could be used to reduce emissions from slash burning, thereby diminishing one of its adverse effects.

Hall, Janet N. 1991. Comparison of fuel consumption between high intensity and moderate intensity fires in logging slash. Northwest Science, Vol 65(4):158-165.

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