Models for predicting crown fire behavior - a review
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2006

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  • Canada
  • CFIS - Crown Fire Initiation and Spread System
  • conifer forests
  • crown fire spread modelling
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This presentation will provide an overview of existing empirical and semi-physical theories and models for predicting the development and spread of crown fires in conifer forests at the stand level, including their limitations and performance, with emphasis on practical applications in fire and fuel management.

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Alexander, Martin E. 2006. Models for predicting crown fire behavior - a review. V Short Course on Fire Behaviour Modelling; Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics, 2006 November 25-26. Coimbra, Portugal: Forest Fire Research Centre. pp. 173-255.

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