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Pocket calculator for local fire-danger ratingsAuthor(s): Richard J. Barney; William C. Fischer
Source: Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionIn 1964, Stockstad and Barney published tables that provided conversion factors for calculating local fire danger in the Intermountain area according to fuel types, locations, steepness of terrain, aspects, and times of day. These tables were based on the National Fire-Danger Rating System published earlier that year. This system was adopted for operational use in Forest Service Regions 1 (Northern) and 4 (Intermountain) in 1965. These tables have since been incorporated into operating procedures of several Forest Service Regions and other forest protection agencies.
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CitationBarney, Richard J.; Fischer, William C. 1967. Pocket calculator for local fire-danger ratings. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p.
Keywordsconversion factors, fire danger ratings, fuel, National Fire-Danger Rating System
- Solar radiation and forest fuel moisture
- FIREFAMILY 1988.
- Conversion tables for use with the National Fire-Danger Rating System in the Intermountain area
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