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FARSITE: Fire Area Simulator-model development and evaluation

Posted date: June 22, 2020
Publication Year: 
1998
Publication Series: 
Research Paper (RP)
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-4, Revised 2004. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 47 p.

Abstract

A computer simulation model, FARSITE, includes existing fire behavior models for surface, crown, spotting, point-source fire acceleration, and fuel moisture. The model's components and assumptions are documented. Simulations were run for simple conditions that illustrate the effect of individual fire behavior models on two-dimensional fire growth.

Citation

Finney, Mark A. 1998. FARSITE: Fire Area Simulator-model development and evaluation . Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-4, Revised 2004, Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 47 p.