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Simulating initial attack with two fire containment modelsAuthor(s): Romain M. Mees
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-378. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionGiven a variable rate of fireline construction and an elliptical fire growth model, two methods for estimating the required number of resources, time to containment, and the resulting fire area were compared. Five examples illustrate some of the computational differences between the simple and the complex methods. The equations for the two methods can be used and programmed to estimate fire size and perimeter, time-to-containment, and the number of resources required as a function of spread rate.
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CitationMees, Romain M. 1985. Simulating initial attack with two fire containment models. Res. Note PSW-RN-378. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
Keywordsfire control, fire suppression, planning, fire containment, dispatching
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