USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.

Publications and Products

Order a printed copy
of this publication.

General Technical Report

Title: Estimating fire behavior with FIRECAST: user's manual

Author: Cohen, Jack D.

Date: 1986

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

View and Print this Publication (2.7 MB)

Citation

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.

Last Modified: Nov 18, 2013 12:42:11 PM