An Application of Fire Statistics to Fire Control
Author: Stephenson, George K.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 34, Number 11, 1 November 1936 , pp. 996-1002(7)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract: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.
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