Introduction to the special issue on crown fire behavior in conifer forests
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; Miguel G. Cruz; Nicole M. Vaillant
Publication Year: 2014

Cataloging Information

  • conifer forests
  • crown fires
  • extreme fire behavior
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • flame length
  • forest management
  • ROS - rate of spread
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: October 2, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 17774
Tall Timbers Record Number: 29878
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:73/4
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This special issue of Fire Management Today (FMT) contains eight articles highlighting the salient points gleaned from the resulting synthesis and supporting research articles-themselves a collaboration between JFSP Projects 09-2-01-11 and 11-1-14-16: 'Extreme Fire Behavior State of-the-Science Synthesis' (Alexander 2012, Werth and others 2011, 2014) and 'The Influence of Fuel Moisture and Flammable Monoterpenes on the Combustibility of Conifer Fuels' (Jenkins and others 2012, Page and others in review)-augmented by three book chapters that comprise 'Part Four-The Science and Art of Wildland Fire Behaviour Prediction' in Scott and others (2014). Some historical vignettes discovered during the literature search associated with the project have been incorporated within some of the papers of this special issue of FMT.

Alexander, Martin E.; Cruz, Miguel G.; Vaillant, Nicole M. 2014. Introduction to the special issue on crown fire behavior in conifer forests. Fire Management Today 73(4):6-7.