Method of calculating some parameters of surface forest fires
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): G. N. Korovin
Publication Year: 1969

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • flame length
  • fuel moisture
  • heat
  • heat effects
  • ignition
  • Ottawa
  • rate of spread
  • statistical analysis
  • surface fires
  • wildfires
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From the text ... 'The main task of the study of the nature of forest fires is to obtain quantitative characteristics which make it possible from known conditions of development of the fire to determine its basic parameters at each moment of time. The perimeter of the fire, its area, the linear rate of spread of the fire, and the height and depth of the flame are among the basic parameters which determine the volume of work to suppress it and the damage inflicted. Each of the parameters mentioned is a function of a whole number of variables which determines the conditions of development of the fire. The problem of determining the parameters of the fire in the general case can be solved by two methods - the analytic method and the numerical method.'

Korovin, G. N. 1969. Method of calculating some parameters of surface forest fires, Collection of Forestry Research Studies: Volume 12. USSR, Leningrad Forestry Research Institute, p. 244-262.