Fire family: fire planning with historic weather data
Document Type: Book
Author(s): W. A. Main; R. J. Straub; D. M. Paananen
Publication Year: 1982

Cataloging Information

  • computer programs
  • fire danger rating
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fuel moisture
  • histories
  • land management
  • moisture
  • season of fire
  • statistical analysis
  • topography
  • weather observations
  • wilderness fire management
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38731
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13342
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:NC-73 DDW
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From the text 'One of the missions of wildland fire management is to integrate fire with other land management activities to achieve desired objectives at the lowest cost. When fire managers know how fires are likely to behave in an area as well as that area*s associated weather, topography, and fuel moistures, they can establish limits for public and industrial activities, plan prescriptions for burning, pre-position and dispatch suppression resources, and select appropriate wildfire suppression tactics. This publication will show fire managers how to employ FIREFAMILY, a computer program that uses historic weather data to predict future fire management needs. The publication also identifies the various options available within FIREFAMILY*S major routines.'

Main, W. A., R. J. Straub, and D. M. Paananen. 1982. Fire family: fire planning with historic weather data. General Technical Report NC-73. St. Paul, MN, USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.