Fire growth maps for the 1988 Greater Yellowstone Area fires
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel; Roberta A. Hartford; Carolyn H. Chase
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • computer program
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire growth
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire mapping
  • forest fires
  • GIS - geographic information system
  • Montana
  • photography
  • rate of spread
  • remote sensing
  • season of fire
  • topography
  • weather observations
  • wind
  • Wyoming
  • Yellowstone National Park
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Record Last Modified: November 5, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 8150
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15934
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Daily fire growth maps display the growth of the 1988 fires in the Greater Yellowstone Area. Information and data sources included daily infrared photography flights, satellite imagery, ground and aerial reconnaissance, command center intelligence, and the personal recollections of fire behavior observers. Fire position was digitized from topographic maps using GRASS GIS software to construct a file of daily fire location in vector format, later converted to raster format for further analysis. The data base is available in electronic form.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

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Rothermel, Richard C.; Hartford, Roberta A.; Chase, Carolyn H. 1994. Fire growth maps for the 1988 Greater Yellowstone Area fires. General Technical Report INT-GTR-304. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 64 p.

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