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The LANDFIRE Total Fuel Change Tool (ToFuΔ) user’s guide

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Tobin Smail, Charley Martin, and Jim Napoli, 2011, The LANDFIRE Total Fuel Change Tool (ToFuΔ) user’s guide: The National Interagency Fuels, Fire, & Vegetation Technology Transfer.

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LANDFIRE fuel data were originally developed from coarse-scale existing vegetation type, existing vegetation cover, existing vegetation height, and biophysical setting layers. Fire and fuel specialists from across the country provided input to the original LANDFIRE National (LF_1.0.0) fuel layers to help calibrate fuel characteristics on a more localized scale. The LANDFIRE Total Fuel Change Tool (ToFu∆) was developed from this calibration process. Vegetation is subject to constant change – and fuels are therefore also dynamic, necessitating a systematic method for reflecting changes spatially so that fire behavior can be accurately accessed. ToFuΔ allows local experts to quickly produce maps that spatially display any proposed fuel [...]

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