Canadian Forest Service Publications
Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System: user's guide. 1996. Hirsch, K.G. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Special Report 7. 122 p.
Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 11792
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The Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System provides a systematic method of assessing fire behavior. The FBP System has 14 primary inputs that can be divided into 5 general categories: fuels, weather, topography, foliar moisture content, and type and duration of prediction. In the FBP System these inputs are used to mathematically develop 4 primary and 11 secondary outputs. Primary outputs are generally based on a fire intensity equation, and secondary outputs are calculated using a simple elliptical fire growth model. This publication provides diagrams, examples, and exercises that explain the FBP System in a user-oriented manner. This guide delineates the interpretation of the FBP System's inputs and outputs and details how the predictions are derived.
Also available under the title:
Méthode canadienne de prévision du comportement des incendies de forêt (PCI) (French)