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General Technical Report
Title: Estimating fire behavior with FIRECAST: user's manual
Author: Cohen, Jack D.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-90. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 11 p
Station ID: GTR-PSW-090
Description: 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.
Key Words: fire behavior, fire modeling, fuel models
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Cohen, Jack D. 1986. Estimating fire behavior with FIRECAST: user's manual Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-90. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 11 p.
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