The Canadian/United States cooperative mass fire behavior and atmospheric environmental impact study
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Brian J. Stocks; Douglas J. McRae
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

  • aerial ignition
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • chemistry
  • coniferous forests
  • convection
  • energy
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • Ontario
  • pine forests
  • sampling
  • smoke behavior
  • US Forest Service
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 34885
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9167
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Over the past four years scientists have cooperatively monitored fire behavior and smoke chemistry, on a number of large prescribed fires in the Province of Ontario. Primary cooperating agencies include Forestry Canada, the United States Forest Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Defense Nuclear Agency, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Detailed investigations of fire dynamics, convection column dynamics, and smoke chemistry have taken place on seven fires to date. The general goal of this research activity is to model the complete mass fire process, from energy release rates on the ground, through convection column establishment and downwind smoke dispersal. This information is being presented to fire management agencies to assist in the conducting of safe and effective prescribed fire programs. © by the Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Stocks, B. J., and D. J. McRae. 1994. The Canadian/United States cooperative mass fire behavior and atmospheric environmental impact study. Proceedings of the Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, v. 11, p. 478-487.