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Title: Fire Behavior System for the Full Range of Fire Management Needs

Author: Rothermel, Richard C.; Andrews, Patricia L.;

Date: 1987

Source: In: Davis, James B.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. 1987. Proceedings of the Symposium on Wildland Fire 2000, April 27-30, 1987, South Lake Tahoe, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-101. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 145-152

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: An "integrated fire behavior/fire danger rating system" should be "seamless" to avoid requiring choices among alternate, independent systems. Descriptions of fuel moisture, fuels, and fire behavior should be standardized, permitting information to flow easily through the spectrum of fire management needs. The level of resolution depends on the application, but the same central processor can be used. Three tasks must be carried out to reach the goal: (1) determination of fire management needs, (2) development of a central processor to be used as the core of the system, and (3) development of the individual subsystems with a framework for moving between them.

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Rothermel, Richard C.; Andrews, Patricia L. 1987. Fire Behavior System for the Full Range of Fire Management Needs. In: Davis, James B.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. 1987. Proceedings of the Symposium on Wildland Fire 2000, April 27-30, 1987, South Lake Tahoe, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-101. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 145-152

 


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