Preventing disaster: home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • convection
  • crown fires
  • dead fuels
  • droughts
  • duff
  • education
  • experimental fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire damage protection
  • fire protection
  • fire retardants
  • firebrands
  • firefighting personnel
  • flammability
  • Florida
  • fuel types
  • health factors
  • heat
  • heat effects
  • ignition
  • land management
  • live fuels
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • oxygen
  • photography
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
  • public information
  • radiation
  • rate of spread
  • scorch
  • statistical analysis
  • Washington
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildland fuels
  • wind
  • wood chemistry
  • wood properties
  • Yellowstone National Park
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Record Last Modified: June 27, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 43150
Tall Timbers Record Number: 18329
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text... 'Wildand-urban interface (W-UI) fires are a significant concern for federal, state, and local land management and fire agencies. research using modeling experiments, and W-UI case studies indicates that home ignitability during wildland fires depends on the characteristics of the home and its immediate surroundings. These findings have implications for hazard assessment and risk mapping effective mitigations, and identification of appropriate responsibility for reducing the potential for home loss caused by W-UI fires.' © by the Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Cohen, J. 2000. Preventing disaster: home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface. Journal of Forestry, v. 98, no. 3, p. 15-21.