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Richard J. Barney
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Fire Behavior
Simulation Modeling
Fire Danger Rating

NRFSN number: 11918
FRAMES RCS number: 13988
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Changeover from use of the Intermountain Model-8 Burning Index Meter to use of the Spread Index of the National Fire-Danger Rating System required a comparative analysis of both systems. This note describes a program written in SPS to calculate various indexes of both systems on an IBM 1620 computer.


Barney, Richard J. 1964. Calculating the National Fire-Danger Rating spread index by computer. Res. Note INT-RN-19. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 2 p.

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