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Conversion tables for use with the National Fire-Danger Rating System in the Intermountain Area

Author(s): Dwight S. Stockstad, Richard J. Barney
Year Published: 1964
Description:

Two tables prepared for use with the National Fire-Danger Rating System replace 10 tables previously used with the Model-8 Fire-Danger Rating System. They provide for the conversion of Spread Index values at various altitudes, aspects, and times of day. A rate of spread table facilitates converting Spread Index values to chains per hour of perimeter increase for various fuel types and slope steepness.

Citation: Stockstad, Dwight S.; Barney, Richard J. 1964. Conversion tables for use with the National Fire-Danger Rating System in the Intermountain Area. Res. Note INT-RN-12. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Simulation Modeling, Fire Danger Rating
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11919
FRAMES RCS number: 13989
Record updated: Jun 12, 2018