example

This is an example of how definitions are provided of key terms throughout this web version of the Code


fire regime

fire regime is the pattern, frequency, and intensity of the muirburn fires and wildfires that prevail in an area over long periods of time. It is an integral part of fire ecology, and renewal for certain types of ecosystems.


Waterbodies

Waterbodies include rivers, burns, lochs and lochans



Fire regime

fire regime is the pattern, frequency, and intensity of the muirburn fires and wildfires that prevail in an area over long periods of time. It is an integral part of fire ecology, and renewal for certain types of ecosystems. 


Fire Severity

Fire Severity is the degree to which a site has been altered or disrupted by fire.


Fire intensity

Fire intensity is the rate of energy release per unit length of fire front. It is a combination of the rate of spread of a fire and the amount of fuel consumed. The intensity of a fire and the flame length are closely related. Flame length is therefore often used as a practical guide to fire intensity in the field.


Prescribed burning

Prescribed burning is the planned application of fire under prescribed environmental conditions, and within defined boundaries, to achieve required objectives


Fire Effects

Fire effects are the physical, biological, and ecological impacts of fire on the environment.


Fire Behaviour

Fire behaviour is the term used to describe the intensity, direction and magnitude of how a fire spreads. The magnitude is the velocity of the leading edge of the flaming portion of the fire.