An application of the fire danger model in fuel hazard management
Document Type: Unpublished Work
Author(s): P. J. Roussopoulos
Publication Year: 1974

Cataloging Information

  • fire danger rating
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • logging
  • Michigan
  • moisture
  • rate of spread
  • slash
  • statistical analysis
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: August 29, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 38828
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13446
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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A fuel hazard rating system was devised for eastern logging slash similar to that of the National Fire Danger Rating System. It involves a series of CALCOMP plots that graphically display normalized predictions of rate of spread and fireline intensity as related to slash species, loading, depth, and condition; and local "average bad” weather conditions. Windspeeds and fuel moisture contents corresponding to local 90 percent fire planning levels are used to represent average bad weather conditions. The graphs can be useful management aids for deciding whether or not slash treatment is needed and what treatments are feasible alternatives. An example is used to illustrate their potential value.

Roussopoulos, P. J. 1974. An application of the fire danger model in fuel hazard management.