Energy production and temperatures in low-intensity forest fires
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. E. Van Wagner
Publication Year: 1965

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • combustion
  • duff
  • energy
  • fire case histories
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • foliage
  • fuel loading
  • heat
  • Ontario
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • rate of spread
  • temperature
  • vegetation surveys
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39146
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13779
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the introduction:'The purpose of this project is to measure the energy production of forest fires and how it is dissipated. If the use of energy output -rate is ever to become accepted as a means of describing forest fires, a simple method must be available, requiring mainly the estimation of -rate of spread and weight of fuel consumed. At the same time, other fire properties must be measured if complete energy and mass balances are desired. This additional information should be of value in the further study of fire behaviour and fuel type.'

Van Wagner, C. E. 1965. Energy production and temperatures in low-intensity forest fires. Progress Report P-616. Ontario, Canada, Petawawa Forest Experiment Station, Forest Research Branch, Canada Department of Forestry.