Mass fire behavior under marginal burning conditions
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): C. C. Chandler
Publication Year: 1969

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • chemistry
  • eucalyptus
  • fire intensity
  • fire whirls
  • flammability
  • fuel loading
  • ignition
  • litter
  • needles
  • nuclear winter
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • rate of spread
  • surface fires
  • temperature
  • topography
  • tropical forests
  • US Forest Service
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 13428
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From the summary ... ' In summary, the results of these large scale fire tests, conducted under marginal burning conditions, were negative; but, paradoxically, I find this very heartening, for we can now be much more confident in our predictions of fire behavior to be expected in wildlands following nuclear attack. Data exists on mass fire burning under extreme environment conditions, and small fire data can be safely extrapolated for 'normal' environmental conditions.'

Chandler, C. C. 1969. Mass fire behavior under marginal burning conditions, Mass Fire Symposium : Collected Papers: held at the Forest Research Institute and arranged by the Defense Standards Laboratories under the Technical Co-operation Programme. Canberra, Australia. Defence Standards Laboratories,Maribyrnong, Victoria.