Long-term experiment takes some of the mystery out of crown fires
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • charcoal
  • crown fires
  • experimental fires
  • fire management
  • firefighting personnel
  • forest management
  • fuel types
  • histories
  • Northwest Territories
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
  • regeneration
  • sedimentation
  • Tall Timbers Research Station
  • US Forest Service
  • wilderness areas
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 43093
Tall Timbers Record Number: 18252
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-F
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'The August 2004 issue of the Canadian Journal of forest Research (volume 34[8]) is devoted to a special topic: 'The International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) in Canada's Northwest Territories: Advancing the Science of Fire Behaviour.' Running from 1994 to 2001 at a site about 30 miles (50 km) north of Fort Providence, the ICFME was a major international wildland fire research effort organized by the Canadian Forest Service and the Forest Management Division in the Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development (DRWED) of the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), with substantial cooperation from the USDA Forest Service. [Search for CJFR, 2004, Vol.34(8) to see records from this issue in the Tall Timber's database.] ...What you guys envisioned and so many of us worked on will make fire history. Lots of excellent work, data, concepts and techniques to stoke the research fires for a long time to come.' -- Dr. Ted Putnam (2004) ...'And I believe that the fire pioneers, wherever they may be, would have to share some awe (and perhaps some envy) over the International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment...'' -- Dr. Phil Omi (2004), closing address at the 22nd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference.

Online Link(s):
Alexander, M. E. 2005. Long-term experiment takes some of the mystery out of crown fires. Fire Management Today, v. 65, no. 3, p. 35-36.