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Title: Seen areas and the distribution of fires about a lookout

Author: Mees, Romain M.;

Date: 1978

Source: General Technical Report PSW-026. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 7 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: From the location of a fire lookout and the sites of past fires within a given radius about a lookout, an estimate of the fire distribution with respect to distance from the lookout can be obtained. The estimated distribution can include all fires located within a given number of feet below the last maximum line of sight from the lookout. Seen areas for the same lookout can be developed, stored, and plotted at a computer site for future work.

Keywords: Fire lookouts, evaluation, line of sight, simulation models, computer programs, SEEN, HIST

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Mees, Romain M. 1978. Seen areas and the distribution of fires about a lookout. General Technical Report PSW-026. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 7 p.

 


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