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Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Stephen J. Botti
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Fire Behavior
Extreme Fire Behavior
Case Studies
Simulation Modeling
Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna

NRFSN number: 8313
FRAMES RCS number: 11870
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The National Fire Danger Rating System and the Fire Behavior Prediction System were tested on prescribed fires burning uderneath canopies in six fuel types in Yosemite National Park, California. The mea error for rate of spread was +0.03 .foot per minute for the NFDRS and -0.15foot for the FBPS. For flame length factors for correcting the mean error was -0.38 .foot br both systems. Regressions provided predicted values.


van Wagtendonk, J.W.; Botti, S.J. 1984. Modeling behavior of prescribed fires in Yosemite National Park. Journal of Forestry. 82(8): 479-484.

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