Fire environment
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Patricia L. Andrews
Publication Year: 1996

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  • atmospheric stability
  • drought
  • extreme fire behavior
  • fire environment
  • fire growth
  • fire intensity
  • fire spread
  • fire weather
  • fuel classification
  • fuel load
  • fuel moisture
  • wind
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We begin our study of wildland fire with the basic principles and mechanisms of the combustion process-fire fundamentals. In the next chapter we look at wildland fire as an event. Fire behavior is what a fire does, the dynamics of the fire event. In later chapters we move up the scale to fire on the landscape, and in the final chapter, global fire. Figure 1.1 illustrates this expanding view of wildland fire.

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Andrews, Patricia L. 1996. Fire environment. Pages 3-168. In: Pyne, Steven J.; Andrews, Patricia L.; Laven, Richard D. Introduction to Wildland Fire. Second Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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