Air Attack Against Wildfires: Understanding U.S. Forest Service Requirements for Large Aircraft

Air Attack Against Wildfires: Understanding U.S. Forest Service Requirements for Large Aircraft

by Edward G. Keating, Andrew R. Morral, Carter C. Price, Dulani Woods
     
 

A RAND study sought to help the U.S. Forest Service determine the composition of a fleet of airtankers, scoopers, and helicopters that would minimize the total social costs of wildfires, including the cost of large fires and aircraft costs. The research team developed two models to estimate the social cost­minimizing portfolios of firefighting aircraft. Both… See more details below

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A RAND study sought to help the U.S. Forest Service determine the composition of a fleet of airtankers, scoopers, and helicopters that would minimize the total social costs of wildfires, including the cost of large fires and aircraft costs. The research team developed two models to estimate the social cost­minimizing portfolios of firefighting aircraft. Both models favored a fleet dominated by scoopers for the prevention of large fires

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ISBN-13:
9780833076779
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
08/16/2012
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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