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Title: How to predict the spread and intensity of forest and range fires

Author: Rothermel, Richard C.

Date: 1983

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-143. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 161 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This manual documents procedures for estimating the rate of forward spread, intensity, flame length, and size of fires burning in forests and rangelands. Contains instructions for obtaining fuel and weather data, calculating fire behavior, and interpreting the results for application to actual fire problems. This is a companion publication to "INT-GTR-142: Field procedures for verification and adjustment of fire behavior predictions" by R. C. Rothermel and G. C. Rinehart.

Keywords: fire behavior prediction, fire spread, fire intensity, fire growth

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Rothermel, Richard C. 1983. How to predict the spread and intensity of forest and range fires. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-143. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 161 p.

 


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