The following tables contain support files for a US Forest Service General Technical Report to be released in 2007.  The files include nomographs for estimating fire behavior characteristics using the original 13 fire behavior models described by Anderson (1982) and using the 40 new fire behavior fuel models described by Scott and Burgan (2005).   Adobe Reader is required to view and print these nomographs and all their associated charts.  If you do not already have Adobe Reader, download it at http://www.adobe.com/downloads .  The full GTR, which includes instructions for using these nomographs and several examples, is available for download and/or ordering at http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/27177.

 

File

Size

Description

NonHeadingChart.pdf

(59 KB)

Chart for estimating flanking and backing behavior

NomographWorksheet.pdf

(11 KB)

A blank worksheet for recording inputs and outputs of fire behavior calculations made with the nomographs

Nomographs.zip

(10.7 MB)

Complete collection of nomographs for all 53 fuel models in one file in compressed format (updated 2/26/09)

Nomographs.pdf

(11.3 MB)

Nomographs for all 53 fuel models in one file in document format (updated 2/26/09)

To view or print individual nomographs, or to download a select group of nomographs,  use the appropriate link(s) from the table below. These nomographs were updated on 2/26/09 to correct mislabeling on the vector charts (see errata notice for GTR 192 or read the notice here).

Anderson (1982) original fuel models

Scott and Burgan (2005)
New Fuel Models

1

GR1

GS1

SH1

TU1

TL1

SB1

2

GR2

GS2

SH2

TU2

TL2

SB2

3

GR3

GS3

SH3

TU3

TL3

SB3

4

GR4

GS4

SH4

TU4

TL4

SB4

5

GR5

 

SH5

TU5

TL5

 

6

GR6

 

SH6

 

TL6

 

7

GR7

 

SH7

 

TL7

 

8

GR8

 

SH8

 

TL8

 

9

GR9

 

SH9

 

TL9

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

References cited:
Anderson, H.E., 1982, Aids to determining fuel models for estimating fire behavior. General Technical Report GTR-INT-122. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT, 22 p.

Scott, J.H., and Burgan, R.E., 2005, Standard fire behavior fuel models: A comprehensive set for use with Rothermel's surface fire spread model. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-153. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO, 72 p.

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