Yellowstone: fire prediction's greatest test
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): F. Reynolds
Publication Year: 1989

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • fire danger rating
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • national parks
  • pine forests
  • spot fires
  • weather observations
  • wind
  • Wyoming
  • Yellowstone National Park
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Record Last Modified: July 31, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39240
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13880
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text: 'On July 21, 1988, with about 16,600 acres already burned, the Part Service suspended the monitoring policy: from that point all fires would be fought. To advise the Greaer Yellowstone Unified Area Command in planning fire strategy, fire behavior analysts depended on fire behavior prediction methods developed at the Intermountain Research Station's Fire Sciences Laboratory (IFSL) in Missoula; the personal expertise of the laboratory's researchers was sought as well. The extreme conditions occurring during the Yellowstone fires put fire prediction methods to a severe test, and demonstrated needs for further research.'

Reynolds, F. 1989. Yellowstone: fire prediction's greatest test, Forestry Research West. USDA Forest Service, p. 10-14.