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Calculating the National Fire-Danger Rating spread index by computer

Author(s): Richard J. Barney
Year Published: 1964
Description:

Changeover from use of the Intermountain Model-8 Burning Index Meter to use of the Spread Index of the National Fire-Danger Rating System required a comparative analysis of both systems. This note describes a program written in SPS to calculate various indexes of both systems on an IBM 1620 computer.

Citation: Barney, Richard J. 1964. Calculating the National Fire-Danger Rating spread index by computer. Res. Note INT-RN-19. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 2 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Simulation Modeling, Fire Danger Rating
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11918
FRAMES RCS number: 13988
Record updated: Jun 12, 2018