The Fire Danger Meter for the Rocky Mountain Region

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Abstract:

The development of correlation devices designed to measure variations in the potential fire job or fire danger is now receiving attention by all national forest regions. H. T. Gisborne developed the first device of this kind, which he called the fire danger meter, for the Northern Rocky Mountain Region. Many variations of the same principle are now being tried as a recognized part of the service-wide fire replanning project. This article describes the development and adaptation of such a device for the Central Rocky Mountain Region. It represents a pooling of the results of work by many individuals and appears to represent progress toward a common basis for such devices.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: July 1, 1939

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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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