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Ten-Second Fire Location

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Abstract:

Use of vertical angles to locate fires is not new. The principles involved have been dealt with by others working on this problem in the West. Limitation in the use of vertical angles results from flat topography, lack of accurate topographic maps, and difficulty in training lookouts to prepare and use devices for this purpose. The author describes a "locator" that is relatively simple to construct and use wherever adequate topographic maps are available.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, Oregon State Tax Commission, Salem, Ore.

Publication date: October 1, 1946

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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