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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Mark J. Schroeder; Charles C. Buck
Publication Date: 1970

[Excerpt from text] The fire weather occurring on a particular day is a dominant factor in the fire potential for that day. Fire climate well may be thought of as the synthesis of daily fire weather over a long period of time, is a dominant factor in fire control planning. Climatic differences create important variations in the nature of fire problems among localities and among regions. In a broad sense, climate is the major factor in determining the amount and kind of vegetation growing in an area, and this vegetation makes up the fuels available for wildland fires. Climate sets the pattern of variation in the fire protection job-seasonally and between one year and another. It establishes the framework within which current weather influences fire-control operations.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

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Citation: Schroeder, M.J.; Buck, C.C. 1970. Fire climate regions. Pages 196-220 (Chapter 12). In: Fire weather - a guide for application of meteorological information to forest fire control operations. Agriculture Handbook 360. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service.

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  • agriculture
  • fire climate zones
  • fire climatology
  • fire control
  • fire danger rating
  • fire suppression
  • fire weather
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