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Predicting fire spread in Arizona's oak chaparralAuthor(s): A. W. Lindenmuth; James R. Davis
Source: Res. Paper RM-101. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 11 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionFive existing fire models, both experimental and theoretical, did not adequately predict rate-of-spread (ROS) when tested on single- and multiclump fires in oak chaparral in Arizona. A statistical model developed using essentially the same input variables but weighted differently accounted for 81 percent ofthe variation in ROS. A chemical coefficient that accounts for effects of fuel chemistry on ROS is applied to the model. The model provides usable guidelines for predicting fire spread in Arizona oak chaparral.
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CitationLindenmuth, A. W., Jr.; Davis, James R. 1973. Predicting fire spread in Arizona's oak chaparral. Res. Paper RM-101. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 11 p.
KeywordsArizona chaparral, fire spread, fire use, fuel chemistry
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