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A mathematical model for predicting fire spread in wildland fuelsAuthor(s): Richard C. Rothermel
Source: Res. Pap. INT-115. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 40 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionA mathematical fire model for predicting rate of spread and intensity that is applicable to a wide range of wildland fuels and environment is presented. Methods of incorporating mixtures of fuel sizes are introduced by weighting input parameters by surface area. The input parameters do not require a prior knowledge of the burning characteristics of the fuel.
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CitationRothermel, Richard C. 1972. A mathematical model for predicting fire spread in wildland fuels. Res. Pap. INT-115. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 40 p.
Keywordsfire spread, intensity, wildland fuels, fire model
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