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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Date: 2011

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has elected to support a project aimed at synthesizing the currently available information on the characteristics and prediction of crown fire behavior in conifer forests (Alexander and others 2010). This would include such facets of crown fire behavior as the onset of crowning and the type of crown fire (passive, active, independent) and the associated spread rate and fireline intensity in relation to the wildland fire environment (i.e., fuels, weather, and topography).

Citation: Alexander, Martin E. 2011. A synthesis on crown fires in conifer forests is underway. Fire Management Today 71(1):36.

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Partner Sites:
  • conifer forests
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • elevation
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • global
  • lodgepole pine
  • national forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • rate of spread
  • wildfires
  • Wyoming
Tall Timbers Record Number: 26152Location Status: In-fileCall Number: A13.32:71/1Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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