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Unit 2: Fuels Classification

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Compactness

Examples of different compactness in the fire environment.

Loose Compaction Tight Compaction
Loose Compaction Tight Compaction
Loosely compacted slash under forest canopy Tightly compacted fuels
Loosely compacted slash under forest canopy. Tightly compacted fuels
Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, October 05). Unit 2: Fuels Classification. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Forest__Range__and_Wildlife_Sciences/Wildland_Fire_Management_and_Planning/Unit_2__Fuels_Classification_7.html. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License