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Type: Slide Show
Publication Date: March 2004

Presented for Lesson 30 of the S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation Course at the National Advanced Resource Technology Center in Marana, Arizona, 7-19 March 2004.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Gather a cursory understanding of the philosophy and structure of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS).
  • Identify the fundamental differences in modeling approaches and basic similarities in the operational application of the fire behavior prediction systems used in the U.S. & Canada.
  • Identify training courses provided to fire behavior analysts in Canada.
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Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior    Fuels    Models    Planning    Weather
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    International    National
Partner Sites:
  • BUI - CFFDRS Buildup Index
  • DC - CFFDRS Drought Code
  • DMC - CFFDRS Duff Moisture Code
  • FBP - CFFDRS Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • FFMC - CFFDRS Fine Fuel Moisture Code
  • FWI - Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System
  • ISI - CFFDRS Initial Spread Index
  • wildfire case studies
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FRAMES Record Number: 61287