Document


Title

The great western wildfires: predicting the future by looking at the past
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): R. C. Rothermel
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire growth
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire whirls
  • firefighting personnel
  • forest management
  • fuel management
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • rate of spread
  • season of fire
  • spot fires
  • wildfires
  • wind
  • Wyoming
  • Yellowstone National Park
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 48796
Tall Timbers Record Number: 25012
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'It should be clear to everyone concerned that weather conditions and the availability of fuel largely control the behavior of fires. Since projections of actual fire growth depend on weather forecasts, and the weather beyond three to five days is highly uncertain, an examination of previous years' weather and the resulting fire behavior offers the best insight as to what might be expected for the balance of this fire season, and in the future.'

Citation:
Rothermel, R. C. 2000. The great western wildfires: predicting the future by looking at the past. v. 23, no. 3, p. 10-12.