A Mathematical Model for Predicting Fire Spread in Wildland Fuels
Res. Pap. INT-115
USDA Forest Service
Describes the model and laboratory experiments with three sizes of fuel (wood wool, and 1/4 and 1/2-in sticks) to evaluate empirical parameters for various fuel characteristics; effects of wind velocity and slope are also incorporated. Hypothetical models for use in the National Fire-Danger Rating System [see FA 34, 1705] were developed from the original model (intended for dead fuels) to represent 11 fuel types in temperate regions of the USA.
Rothermel, R. C. 1972. A mathematical model for predicting fire spread in wildland fuels. USDA For. Serv. Res. Pap. INT-115. 40 p