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Tongue-tied: Confused meanings for common fire terminology can lead to fuels mismanagement


Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Pilliod, David S. 2004. Tongue-tied: Confused meanings for common fire terminology can lead to fuels mismanagement. Wildfire. July/August: 22-26.

The ineffective and inconsistent use of terminology among fire managers, scientists, resource managers and the public is a constant problem in resource management. In fire management and fire science, the terms fire severity, burn severity and fire intensity are defined in a variety of ways, used inconsistently and, in some cases, interchangeably.

Keywords: fire terminology, fire management


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Tongue-tied: Confused meanings for common fire terminology can lead to fuels mismanagement
Electronic Publish Date: May 29, 2013
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May 29, 2013

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