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An Application of Fire Statistics to Fire Control

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The application of fire behavior data to the determination of man-power requirements was first suggested to the writer several years ago by R. M. Conarro, who had prepared tables for fire control based on Southern Appalachian conditions. Local tables of fire behavior are not usually applicable over wide geographical ranges. The present study involves the use of somewhat different methods from those used by Conarro, and includes wind and fuel type factors. The tables are not expected to be applicable except in the Southern Coastal Plain, near the northern extremity of the longleaf pine type; but the technique used should be helpful toward the preparation of similar tabulations for other localities.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: November 1, 1936

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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