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Title

A simple method for computing spotting distances from wind-driven surface fires
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Glen A. Morris
Publication Year: 1987

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire management
  • fire modeling
  • fire physics
  • firebrands
  • spot fires
  • spotting
  • surface fires
  • wildland fires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 14031
Tall Timbers Record Number: 5084
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Summarizes past efforts to model fire spotting from wildland fires. Explains how Albini's spotting model for wind-driven surfaces was simplified with no loss in accuracy and the resulting model implemented in the BEHAVE fire prediction and fire modeling computer system and on the HP-71B calculator.

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Citation:
Morris, Glen A. 1987. A simple method for computing spotting distances from wind-driven surface fires. Research Note INT-RN-374. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 6 p.