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Title

Wind adjustment factors for predicting fire behavior in three fuel types in Alaska
Document Type: Book
Author(s): R. A. Norum
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Betula
  • dead fuels
  • fire danger rating
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • flame length
  • fuel types
  • hardwood forests
  • overstory
  • Picea mariana
  • Populus tremuloides
  • statistical analysis
  • surface fuels
  • tundra
  • weather observations
  • wind
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Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39043
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13670
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.78: PNW-309 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.

Description

Factors for adjusting wind velocities from the 20-foot standard anemometer height down to an average wildfire midflame height (3.5 ft. for the fuels studied) are given for exposed, partially sheltered, and sheltered fuels in Alaska. The values are suitable for predicting wildfire behavior.

Citation:
Norum, R. A. 1983. Wind adjustment factors for predicting fire behavior in three fuel types in Alaska. Research Paper PNW-309. Portland, OR, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.