The fuel moisture of peat in relation to meteorological factors

Krivtsov, V.; Gray, A.; Valor, T.; Legg, C.J.; Davies, G.M.. 2008 The fuel moisture of peat in relation to meteorological factors. In: de las Heras, J.; Brebbia, C.A.; Viegas, D.; Leone, V., (eds.) Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires I. Southhampton, Boston, WIT Press, 193-200. (WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v.119).

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This paper gives a brief overview of the important factors relating to fuel properties and the propagation of fire in peatlands, and presents a case study combining monitoring and modelling of factors related to peat fuel moisture in relation to meteorological changes. The discussion relates to the direct and indirect environmental effects of peat fires, and the significance of the results presented here in this regard. We also discuss the validity of Met Office Fire Severity Index (MOFSI), which is an almost direct implementation of the Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (CWFIS), and the relevance of the results obtained to the development of the weather prediction system designed specifically for the British conditions.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Watt
ISBN: 978-1-84564-141-2
Additional Keywords: peat, fuel, wild fire, meteorological variables, Penman equation
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 25 Oct 2010 10:45 +0 (UTC)

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