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Measuring fire behavior with photographyAuthor(s): Hubert B. Clements; Darold E. Ward; Carl W. Adkins
Source: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 49(2):213-217
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionPhotography is practical for recording and measuring some aspects of forest fire behavior if the scale and perspective can be determined. This paper describes a photogrammetric method for measuring flame height and rate of spread for fires on flat terrain. The flames are photographed at known times with a camera in front of the advancing fire. Scale and perspective of the photographs are determined by including two targets a known distance apart in the camera view field and applying simple geometry.
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CitationClements, Hubert B.; Ward, Darold E.; Adkins, Carl W. 1983. Measuring fire behavior with photography. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 49(2):213-217.
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