Accession Number : AD0648527

Title :   A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE DATA PROBLEM IN STUDIES OF WILDLAND FLAMMABILITY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Huschke,R. E.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A recently completed analysis of national wildland flammability encountered a number of serious deficiencies in the basic data needed to examine quantitative relationships between weather, fuels, and fire behavior. A fresh appraisal is made of the complex functional relationships among the many variables required to define the degree of fire danger. The relative 'values' of the elemental variables are assessed, and the major deficiency, that of fuel quantification, is discussed in terms of current research programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), FLAMMABILITY), (*FOREST FIRES, PROBABILITY), (*FUELS, PLANTS(BOTANY)), NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, DISTRIBUTION, FIRES, WEATHER, FORESTRY

Subject Categories : Forestry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE