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Biodiversity II: Effects of Plant Biodiversity on Population and Ecosystem Processes - Experiment 120


Fire Behavior

Years Available: 1997 - 2014

Principle Investigators

Wragg, Peter

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EDI Package ID DOI
knb-lter-cdr.660.2
doi:10.6073/pasta/ce4fa7fbbe6f5979e84ca1e15f9c8353

ATTRIBUTES

FieldNameDefinitionUnitCode
1YearYear of burn
2Plot Plot number in E120
3SpNumNumber of species planted in plot including seed contaminent and replacement for species belived to have bad seed (for core E120 diversity experiment plots; blank for other plots in the same field)dimensionless
4NumSpNumber of species planted in plot as specified by treatment (for core E120 diversity experiment plots; blank for other plots in the same field)dimensionless
5percentBurnFirstIgnitionpercent of plot area that carried fire following just one ignitiondimensionless
6percentBurnpercent of plot area that carried fire, including any areas burned in additional ignitions if the first ignition did not carry through the whole plotdimensionless
7biomassHerbaceousPrevdry mass of herbaceous biomass measured in the plot late the previous summergramsPerMetersSquared
8biomassGrassProportionPrevproportion of the dry biomass in the plot that was grass, late the previous summerdimensionless
9biomassLitterPrevdry mass of litter measured in the plot late the previous summer (litter being from an earlier season than the season it was measured)gramsPerMetersSquared
10biomassHerbaceousPlusLitterPrevcombined dry mass of herbaceous biomass and litter, measured in the plot late the previous summergramsPerMetersSquared
11herbaceousCoverAbsPrevProportion of plot area covered by herbaceous plants late the previous summer (as a proportion ranging from zero to one).0=bare ground (or woody plants but those were rare) with no herbaceous plants, 1=complete cover of herbaceous plants
12grassCoverProportionOfHerbaceousPrevProportion of the herbaceous cover in the plot that was grass, late the previous summerdimensionless
13FlameFrontWidth of flame front on which following fire behavior measurements performedmeter
14FlameHeightFlame Heightmeter
15rateOfSpreadrate of forward spread of flame frontmetersPerSecond
16flameDepthdepth of flame frontmeter
17BurnTypehead or back firehead=head fire, back=back fire
18FlameAngleflame angle 0=flat through 90=uprightdegree
19flameLengthFlame lengthmeter
20PercolatedInferredWhether fire carried at least 7 m, scored from post-burn photo1=spread from one side of plot to other (7 m from ignition to within 2 m of far edge), 2=failed to spread from one side of plot to other
21PercolatedWhether fire carried at least 7 m, scored from video of burn1=spread from one side of plot to other (7 m from ignition to within 2 m of far edge), 2=failed to spread from one side of plot to other
 

SAMPLE DATASET

YearPlotSpNumNumSppercentBurnFirstIgnitionpercentBurnbiomassHerbaceousPrevbiomassGrassProportionPrevbiomassLitterPrevbiomassHerbaceousPlusLitterPrevherbaceousCoverAbsPrevgrassCoverProportionOfHerbaceousPrevFlameFrontFlameHeightrateOfSpreadflameDepthBurnTypeFlameAngleflameLengthPercolatedInferredPercolated
19971100.230.78
1997211063.3400.230
1997354035.160.40.110.4
1997495
199751120171.460.980.190.98
19976228063.50.970.190.97
19977300.350.26
1997800.250.05
19979171670181.90.630.310.63
199710800.460.82
199711110109.090.050.290.05
199712108100217.730.60.440.6
                     

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Biodiversity II: Effects of Plant Biodiversity on Population and Ecosystem Processes : Fire Behavior

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