A national fire occurrence data library for fire management planning
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): P. J. Roussopoulos; R. F. Yancik; D. L. Radloff
Editor(s): R. E. Martin
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • computer networks
  • fire frequency
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel management
  • US Forest Service
  • weather observations
  • wildfires
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'We have developed a prototype National Fire Occurrence Data Library (NF0DL) to help fire managers interact with resource managers in meeting the new planning requirements of the Resources Planning Act and the National Forest Management Act. The data library provides means for archiving, maintaining, retrieving, processing, and displaying historical wildfire information for a variety of field-level planning applications. It now contains all USDA Forest Service fire report data for 1970-1978. In this paper, we describe the library structure and associated software for accessing, retrieving, and analyzing archived data. Use of the library is illustrated through a simple example.'

Roussopoulos, P. J., R. F. Yancik, and D. L. Radloff. 1980. A national fire occurrence data library for fire management planning, in RE Martin ed., Proceedings Sixth Conference on Fire and Forest Metreorology, April 22-24, 1980, Seattle, WA. Washington, D.C., Society of American Foresters, p. 7-12.