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Making sense of fire weather

Author(s): Brian E. Potter
Year Published: 1997

This paper analyzes data from 339 large wildland fires that occurred in the Continental United States from 1971 through 1984. Each fire burned 1,000 acres (400 ha) or more. Each fire was associated with the nearest upper-air weather station and classified according to its season (spring, summer, autumn, or winter). Results of this analysis are presented.

Citation: Potter, Brian E. 1997. Making sense of fire weather. Fire Management Notes. 57(2): 26-27.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Data Evaluation or Data Analysis for Fire Modeling, Weather
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 8122
FRAMES RCS number: 4912
Record updated: May 16, 2018