Document


Title

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

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • clouds
  • convection
  • wind
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: May 31, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 11660

Description

[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.

Online Link(s):
Citation:
Crosby, J.S. 1949. Vertical wind currents and fire behavior. Fire Control Notes 10(2):12-15. (Republished in Fire Management Today 64(1):24-26.)