Estimating slope for predicting fire behavior
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Patricia L. Andrews
Publication Year: 2004
Reprinted from 1988

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When predicting fire behavior in the field, it is desirable to be able to obtain the required input information with a minimum of special equipment. This article tells how to estimate slope (percent) using materials in a belt weather kit. This method can be used on wildfires by fire behav­ior analysts, field observers, and strike team leaders. Those who are monitoring fires that are not receiving full suppression action, such as prescribed fires in wilder­ness, will find it especially useful.

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Andrews, P. L. 2004 [reprinted from 1988]. Estimating slope for predicting fire behavior. Fire Management Today 64(1):62-63.

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