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RM-GTR-24: Predicting rate of fire spread (ROS) in Arizona oak chaparral: Field workbook
Davis, James R.; Dieterich, John H. 1976. Predicting rate of fire spread (ROS) in Arizona oak chaparral: Field workbook. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-24. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p.
To facilitate field use of the rate of fire spread equation used in Arizona oak chaparral, step-by-step instructions are presented in workbook form. Input data can be either measured or estimated from the tables and figures included; a sample computation form may be duplicated for field use. Solving the equation gives the land manager the guidelines for planning fire control efforts, or for using prescribed fire in the brush type.
Keywords: rate of fire spread, prescribed fire, oak chaparral
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Electronic Publish Date: August 3, 2009
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