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1988 Revisions to the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating SystemAuthor(s): Robert E. Burgan
Source: Res. Pap. SE-273. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 144 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System does not work well in the humid environment of the Eastern United States. System modifications to correct problems and their operational impact on System users are described. A new set of 20 fuel models is defined and compared graphically with the 1978 fuel models. Technical documentation of System changes is provided.
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CitationBurgan, Robert E. 1988. 1988 Revisions to the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System. Res. Pap. SE-273. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 144 p.
KeywordsFire potential, fire, wild-land fire, fuel, moisture, weather.
- BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system--FUEL subsystem
- Remote sensing techniques aid in preattack planning for fire management
- Fire-danger rating and observed wildfire behavior in the Northeastern United States.
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