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Title

Atmospheric interactions with wildland fire behaviour - II. Plume and vortex dynamics
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Brian E. Potter
Publication Year: 2012

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • atmospheric dynamics
  • Australia
  • convection
  • crown fires
  • fire management
  • fire whirls
  • flame length
  • Greece
  • literature review
  • plumes
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • smoke management
  • vortices
  • whirls
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 13175
Tall Timbers Record Number: 27904
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals - I
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

This paper is the second of two reviewing scientific literature from 100 years of research addressing interactions between the atmosphere and fire behaviour. These papers consider research on the interactions between the fuels burning at any instant and the atmosphere, and the interactions between the atmosphere and those fuels that will eventually burn in a given fire. The first paper reviews the progression from the surface atmospheric properties of temperature, humidity and wind to horizontal and vertical synoptic structures and ends with vertical atmospheric profiles. This second paper addresses plume dynamics and vortices. The review presents several questions and concludes with suggestions for areas of future research.

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Citation:
Potter, Brian E. 2012. Atmospheric interactions with wildland fire behaviour - II. Plume and vortex dynamics. International Journal of Wildland Fire 21(7):802-817.