Two solitudes in forest fire research
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. E. Van Wagner
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • crown fires
  • fire intensity
  • fire whirls
  • flame length
  • fuel types
  • laboratory fires
  • surface fires
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39187
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13823
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Information Report PS-X-29 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text:'The goal of research on the behaviour of forest fires is presumably to be able to predict with reasonable assurance how a fire will behave in any stated weather and forest fuel. This goal does not, of course, have an absolute form since the prediction of forest fire behaviour can never be an exact process. Performance may some day approach a generally acceptable level of accuracy, but error due to the infinite variety of weather, fuel, and topogaphy will always be present.'

Van Wagner, C. E. 1971. Two solitudes in forest fire research. Information Report PS-X-29. Chalk River, Ontario, Canadian Forestry Service, Petawawa Forest Experiment Station.