Predicting woody fuel consumption: Can existing models be used?
Fire Note 76: The ability to accurately predict woody fuel consumption during a fire is important for both forest and fire management. Information on woody fuel consumption in Australian southern eucalypt forest is scant and the predictive capacity of existing models unknown.
This Fire Note is a summary of work undertaken as part of Bushfire CRC Program A: Safe Prevention, Preparation and Suppression. It evaluates the predictive capacity of five existing models against a dataset representing a range of fire behaviour characteristics of prescribed burning conditions.