Optimum use of air tankers in initial attack selection, basing, and transfer rules by Francis E. Greulich

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Published by Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .

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  • Airtankers (Forest fire control) -- Mathematical models

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StatementFrancis E. Greulich, William G. O"Regan.
SeriesResearch paper PSW -- 163.
ContributionsO"Regan, William G., Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)
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Pagination8 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17830341M

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