Long-term experiment takes some of the mystery out of crown fires
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • black spruce
  • Canada
  • ICFME - International Crown Fire Modeling Experiment
  • jack pine
  • Northwest Territories
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
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Record Last Modified: November 6, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 3656


The August 2004 issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research (volume 34[8]) is devoted to a special topic: 'The International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) in Canada's Northwest Territories: Advancing the Science of Fire Behaviour.' Running from 1994 to 2001 at a site about 30 miles (50 km) north of Fort Providence, the ICFME was a major international wildland fire research effort organized by the Canadian Forest Service and the Forest Management Division in the Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development (DRWED) of the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), with substantial cooperation from the USDA Forest Service. The special issue features 10 articles.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

Online Link(s):
Alexander, Martin E. 2005. Long-term experiment takes some of the mystery out of crown fires. Fire Management Today 65(3):35-36.