Estimating fire behavior with FIRECAST: user's manual
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Publication Year: 1986

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  • users guide
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FIRECAST is a computer program that estimates fire behavior in terms of six fire parameters. Required inputs vary depending on the outputs desired by the fire manager. Fuel model options available to users are these: Northern Forest Fire Laboratory (NFFL), National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS), and southern California brushland (SCAL). The program has been operationally tested for use in the State of California. Complete operating instructions are given along with a description of program components and a complete sample run.

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Cohen, Jack D. 1986. Estimating fire behavior with FIRECAST: user's manual. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-90. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 11 p.