NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fuel Moisture’

Définition : The 10-hour reading of the moisture content of a fuel stick taken in the general area of fire origin. Fuel moisture is expressed as a percentage of the weight (generally ranging from 0 to 25 percent).
Purpose : Information about fuel moisture is used in fire modeling to assess the potential for ignition and rate of spread for different fuels under various weather conditions.
Entry : Enter the fuel moisture percentage level

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 2
Element Type Numeric – Integer numbers (no decimal points). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. All integer values are assumed to be positive. Any fields which allow a negative integer value have been denoted with ‘+ or –’ in the comment field. Negative numbers should be transmitted with the minus sign preceding the digits. – Maximum length 2 characters

Topic: NFIRS