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Nomographs for estimating surface fire behavior characteristicsAuthor(s): Joe H. Scott
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-192. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 119 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionA complete set of nomographs for estimating surface fire rate of spread and flame length for the original 13 and new 40 fire behavior fuel models is presented. The nomographs allow calculation of spread rate and flame length for wind in any direction with respect to slope and allow for nonheading spread directions. Basic instructions for use are included.
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CitationScott, Joe H. 2007. Nomographs for estimating surface fire behavior characteristics. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-192. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 119 p.
Keywordsrate of spread, flame length, fire behavior prediction, fuel model
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