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    Author(s): Laurie L. Kurth
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 1 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Agency managers are often faced with making difficult wildland fire management decisions based on collating a significant amount of information regarding a fire. Supporting the decisions is understanding how long an incident may persist, especially if the fire has potential for resource benefits. Analysis of historical season ending events has occurred since the mid-1990’s and was initially incorporated into the Rare Event Risk Assessment Process (RERAP) computer program. Definition of the season ending event has always been subjective and typically included a substantial rain event across a two or three-day period. For instance, 1/2 inch of rain over three days is commonly used in the northern Rocky Mountains.

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    Kurth, Laurie L. 2010. Season ending events, a matter of perspective. In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 1 p.

    Keywords

    wildland fire management, Rare Event Risk Assessment Process (RERAP)

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