Horizontal roll vortices in complex terrain
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): D. A. Haines; L. J. Lyons
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire whirls
  • flame length
  • fuel models
  • grass fuels
  • Montana
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • rate of spread
  • spot fires
  • topography
  • US Forest Service
  • vortices
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 8924
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TTRS Call Number: A13.32:51/2
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We conclude that HRV did form during an intense Montana wildland fire on a mountain face that was observed by the junior author. This article describes the phenomenon.

Online Link(s):
Haines, D. A., and L. J. Lyons. 1990. Horizontal roll vortices in complex terrain. Fire Management Notes, v. 51, no. 2, p. 15-17.