COMMENTS FROM THE AUTHOR:
The following Javascript program is freely available for use by any non-commerial fire-related department, organisation or individual.

The following Javascript Exercise has been tested BUT no guarantees regarding the accuracy of the calculations are made. If there are any errors let me know.

All units are Metric!

McArthur Grassland Fire Danger Meter Mk5

ENTER THE COEFFICENTS IN APPROPRIATE BOXES
Grass Curing
(0 - 100%)
Temperature
(0 - 45 °)
Rel. Humidity
(0 - 100%)
Wind Speed
(0 - 70 km/hr)
Fuel Weight
(tonnes/ha)


GRASSLAND FDI
McArthur Mk 5 Rate of Fire Spread** Fuel Moisture Content
** Rate of forward spread of fire on level to undulating ground on "average" pasture.

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