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FUEL QUANTITY [2 records]

Record 1 2003-05-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Combustion and Fuels (Fireplaces)
  • Brush, Prairie and Forest Fires
DEF

The oven dry weight of fine fuel per unit land area ...

OBS

Fuel load [is] commonly expressed in units of tonnes per hectare (t/ha).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Combustion et combustibles (Foyers)
  • Incendies de végétation
DEF

Poids sec des combustibles par unité de superficie.

Spanish

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Record 2 1984-11-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Properties of Fuels
  • Brush, Prairie and Forest Fires
CONT

Fuel quantity. ... it should be obvious that the quantity of fuel is very important but also highly variable ... (The) quantity of fuel available for combustion in a given situation may depend not only on the amount of exposed fuel surface but also on the vegetative stage of all living plant material and the moisture content of all dead plant materials.

Key term(s)
  • quantity of fuel

French

Domaine(s)
  • Propriétés des combustibles
  • Incendies de végétation
CONT

Les combustibles végétaux. (...) Ainsi, la distribution du combustible est un facteur primordial agissant sur le comportement du feu. La quantité de combustible joue aussi un rôle. Un accroissement de la quantité du matériel inflammable entraîne un accroissement de la quantité d'énergie émise par le feu (...) Les feux les plus violents, et par conséquent les plus difficiles à combattre, apparaissent dans les zones contenant de grandes accumulations de combustibles.

Spanish

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