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Using weather forecasts for predicting forest-fire dangerAuthor(s): H. T. Gisborne
Source: Monthly Weather Review. 53(2): 58-60.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThree kinds of weather control the fluctuations of forest-fire danger-wet weather, dry weather, and windy weather. Two other conditions also contribute to the fluctuation of fire danger. These are the occurrence of lightning and the activities of man. But neither of these fire-starting agencies is fully effective unless the weather has dried out the forest materials so they are dry enough to burn.
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CitationGisborne, H. T. 1925. Using weather forecasts for predicting forest-fire danger. Monthly Weather Review. 53(2): 58-60.
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