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Predicting and interpreting fire intensities in Alaskan black spruce forests using the Canadian system of fire danger rating
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; Frank V. Cole
Publication Year: 1995

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Keyword(s):
  • Alaskan black spruce forest
  • Canada
  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • FBP - Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • fire intensity
  • fire weather index
  • FWI - CFFDRS Fire Weather Index System
  • wildfire management
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 1961

Description

A graph has been constructed for determining one of five possible head fire intensity classes as well as the general type of fire (i.e., surface, intermittent crown or continuous crown) for Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System Fuel Type C-2 (Boreal Spruce) based on the Initial Spread Index and Buildup Index components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System as inputs. An accompanying table offers free-burning fire potential and wildfire suppression interpretations.

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Alexander, Martin E.; Cole, Frank V. 1995. Predicting and interpreting fire intensities in Alaskan black spruce forests using the Canadian system of fire danger rating. Managing Forests to Meet People's Needs: Proceedings of the 1994 Society of American Foresters/Canadian Institute of Forestry Convention, September 18-22, 1994. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, Maryland. Publication 95-02. pp. 185-192.