PLUMP: a plume predictor and cloud model for fire managers
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Donald J. Latham
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

  • clouds
  • lightning
  • plume modelling
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 21753


PLUMP is a general-purpose, one-dimensional plume rise model for wildfire and prescribed fire planning. It calculates the characteristics of fire plumes, including vertical velocity, water content, excess temperature, rain, and ice. The model can also be used to determine the possibility and extent of cumulus growth when estimating lightning activity. PLUMP can also be used to simulate simple convective clouds. It does not consider wind, modeling only vertical motion in a windless environment.

Online Link(s):
Latham, Don J. 1994. PLUMP: a plume predictor and cloud model for fire managers. General Technical Report INT-GTR-314. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 15 p.

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