Intensity of fire at its perimeter
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): E. A. Catchpole; N. J. de Mestre; A. Malcolm Gill
Publication Year: 1982

Cataloging Information

  • Byram's fireline intensity model
  • elliptical fire
  • fire growth
  • fire intensity
  • fire perimeter
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The Byram index of fire intensity is extended from the head of a fire to include its total perimeter. Variation in intensity is plotted against different variables for an elliptical fire front; for one of these variables (the normal angle) this plot is shown to apply to an arbitrary fire front.

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Catchpole, E.A.; de Mestre, N.J.; Gill, A.M. 1982. Intensity of fire at its perimeter. Australian Forestry Research 12:47-54.