Forest fire initial-attack planning with a programmable hand-held calculator
Document Type: Book
Author(s): M. W. Potter; R. G. Newstead; D. Quintilio; C. Y. Lee
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

  • Alberta
  • backfires
  • Canada
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • flank fires
  • forest management
  • headfires
  • rate of spread
  • Texas
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Record Last Modified: July 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39046
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13673
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN Docs DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text: 'As an aid to improved presuppression and initial-attack planning, a simple fire containment model programmed for the Texas Instruments Model 59 (TI-59) hand-held calculator has been developed at the Northern Forest Research Centre. The model was derived in part from a fire operations simulation study conducted in central Alberta (Quintilio and Anderson 1976). This model has been developed with the user in mind, and its complexity has been minimized accordingly. It is assumed that the user has at least a basic knowledge of the TI-59 or a comparable programmable calculator.'

Potter, M. W., R. G. Newstead, D. Quintilio, and C. Y. Lee. 1981. Forest fire initial-attack planning with a programmable hand-held calculator. Forest Management Note No. 10. Edmonton, Alberta, Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Northern Forest Research Centre.