Nomographs for estimating surface fire behavior characteristics
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Joe H. Scott
Publication Year: 2007

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  • BehavePlus
  • fire behavior prediction
  • flame length
  • fuel model
  • rate of spread
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 7358


A complete set of nomographs for estimating surface fire rate of spread and flame length for the original 13 and new 40 fire behavior fuel models is presented. The nomographs allow calculation of spread rate and flame length for wind in any direction with respect to slope and allow for nonheading spread directions. Basic instructions for use are included.

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Scott, Joe H. 2007. Nomographs for estimating surface fire behavior characteristics. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-192. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 119 p.