Vertical wind currents and fire behavior
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): John S. Crosby
Publication Year: 1949

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  • clouds
  • convection
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: January 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 11660


[Excerpted from text] Forest fires are known to behave in a variety of ways, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. Prompt suppression requires that the fire boss, in estimating the probabilities of control within the allowable period, consider factors affecting the behavior of the fire as well as those fixed by the site.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

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Crosby, J.S. 1949. Vertical wind currents and fire behavior. Fire Control Notes 10(2):12-15.

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