How to Predict the Spread and Intensity of Forest and Range Fires
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. Potential uses include fire predict ion, fire planning, dispatching, prescribed fires, and monitoring managed fires.
Included are sections that deal with fuel model selection, fuel moisture, wind, slope, calculations with nomograms, TI-59 calculations, point source, line fire, interpretations of outputs, and growth predictions.
Rothermel, R. (1983). How to predict the spread and intensity of forest and range fires. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, General Technical Report INT-143, 161 pp.