Predicting fire behavior in Canada's aspen forests
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; M. E. Maffey
Publication Year: 1992

Cataloging Information

  • aspen forest
  • Canada
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • fire intensity
  • fuel consumption
  • ROS - rate of spread
  • International
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 10949


From introduction: The development of the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System represents the latest achievement by Forestry Canada's Fire Danger Group in practically applying fire behavior knowledge and research experience for the general improvement of forest fire management in Canada. The technical derivation of the FBP System rests on a sound scientific basis, developed from real-world observations of numerous experimental fires conducted under field conditions and several selected wildfires documented by Forestry Canada fire researchers and others.

Online Link(s):
Alexander, M. E.; Maffey, M. E. 1992. Predicting fire behavior in Canada's aspen forests. Fire Management Notes 53-54(1):10-13.