Operational prediction of crown fire behavior
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz; Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2014

Cataloging Information

  • crown fire occurrence
  • fire behavior modeling
  • ROS - rate of spread
  • Rothermel's fire behavior model
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FRAMES Record Number: 17781


Operational guides for predicting various aspects of wildland fire behavior, including crowning, are generally dependent on mathematical models that can take a variety of forms. The degree of accuracy in predictions of crown fire behavior is dependent on the model's applicability to a given situation, the validity of the model variables' relationships, and the reliability of the model input data (Alexander and Cruz 2013).

Online Link(s):
Cruz, Miguel G.; Alexander, Martin E. 2014. Operational prediction of crown fire behavior. Fire Management Today 73(4):34-40.