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Title: 1988 Revisions to the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System

Author: Burgan, Robert E.;

Date: 1988

Source: Res. Pap. SE-273. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 144 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: The 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System does not work well in the humid environment of the Eastern United States. System modifications to correct problems and their operational impact on System users are described. A new set of 20 fuel models is defined and compared graphically with the 1978 fuel models. Technical documentation of System changes is provided.

Keywords: Fire potential, fire, wild-land fire, fuel, moisture, weather.

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Burgan, Robert E. 1988. 1988 Revisions to the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System. Res. Pap. SE-273. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 144 p.

 


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