How to Predict the Spread and Intensity of Forest and Range Fires

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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.


This item was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.