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RM-GTR-17: An aid to streamlining fire-weather station networks.


Furman, R. William. 1975. An aid to streamlining fire-weather station networks. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-17. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

For reasons of economy it may be necessary to close one or several fire-weather stations in a protection area. Since it is logical to close those stations that will have the least impact on the ability of the fire manager to assess overall fire danger, it is desirable to know if there is duplication in monitoring fire climate, and to what degree. A method is proposed for deter- mining this duplication, based on an analysis of six elements of fire climate. Stations are grouped on the basis of similarity of sequences of these fire climate elements over the fire season.

Keywords: fire weather, National Fire Danger Rating System


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Title: RM-GTR-17: An aid to streamlining fire-weather station networks.
Electronic Publish Date: September 16, 2005
Last Update:
September 15, 2008

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