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    Author(s): W. L. Fons
    Date: 1946
    Source: Journal of Agricultural Research. 72 (3): 92-121
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    On the national forests there has been a trend during recent years toward placing on a systematic basis such fire-control practices as rating fire danger, determining the proper size of suppression crews and speed of attack, and planning fire-suppression strategy. This trend has resulted in greatly improving the techniques of planning and managing the fire-control organization. At the same time it has revealed a serious lack of essential information. The outstanding need is for specific data on the rate at which forest fires may be expected to spread under various conditions of forest cover, weather, and topography.

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    Fons, W. L. 1946. Analysis of Fire Spread in Light Forest Fuels. Journal of Agricultural Research. 72 (3): 92-121.

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