The 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System: technical documentation
Document Type: Report
Compiler(s): Larry S. Bradshaw; John E. Deeming; Robert E. Burgan; Jack D. Cohen
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • danger rating
  • fuel moisture
  • NFDRS - National Fire Danger Rating System
  • technical documentation
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Record Last Modified: May 25, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 12627


The National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS), implemented in 1972, has been revised and reissued as the 1978 NFDRS. This report describes the full developmental history of the NFDRS, including purpose, technical foundation, and structure. Includes an extensive bibliography and appendixes.

Online Link(s):
Bradshaw, Larry S.; Deeming, John E.; Burgan, Robert E.; Cohen, Jack D., compilers. 1984. The 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System: technical documentation. General Technical Report INT-GTR-169. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 44 p.