Special Issue "Advances in the Measurement of Fuels and Fuel Properties"
A special issue of Fire (ISSN 2571-6255).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: wildfire; remote sensing; vegetation mortality and productivity
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The accurate measurement of fuel is central to fire science. This Special Issue solicits articles on recent advances of the use of laboratory, field, and remote sensing approaches to characterize the properties, arrangement, and quantity of fuels. We are open to all types of articles but Review papers and Technical Notes describing common or new approaches to measure fuel and fuel properties, are particularly encouraged. Topics are invited across the entire spectrum of fire science, including fuels in structural and wildland fire science environments.
Laboratory methods to measure fuel properties including, but not limited to:
- Chemical composition;
- Moisture content;
- Surface area to volume ratio;
- Energy content;
- Organic matter content.
Field-based approaches to measure fuels including, but not limited to, measurement techniques for:
- Belowground components such as roots and peat;
- Litter and Duff;
- Forbs and grasses;
- Downed woody debris;
- Crown and canopy characteristics.
Remote sensing and modeling approaches to measure fuels and their properties including, but not limited to:
- UAVs and drones;
- Spectral indices;
- Structural metrics from LiDAR;
- SAR and other remote sensing approaches;
- Land cover classifications (e.g. LANDFIRE);
- Fuel classification systems (e.g. photo guides, FCCS, etc.).
Measurement and Analysis of Fuel Variability including, but not limited to:
- Impacts of Topography;
- Impacts of Meteorology;
- Projected changes under climate and land use change;
- Spatial interpolation of fuels.
Dr. Alistair M. S. Smith
Dr. Wade T. Tinkham
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fire is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- remote sensing
- field measurements
- fuel properties
- chemical composition