Observing the dynamics of wildland grass fires: FireFlux - a field validation experiment
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Craig B. Clements; Shiyuan Zhong; Scott L. Goodrick; Ju Li; Brian E. Potter; Xindi Bian; Warren E. Heilman; Joseph J. Charney; Ryan Perna; Meongdo Jang; Daegyun Lee; Monica R. Patel; Susan Street; Glenn Aumann
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • Andropogon gerardii
  • carbon dioxide
  • crown fires
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire injuries (animals)
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • grass fires
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • Great Plains
  • livestock
  • moisture
  • mortality
  • prairies
  • radiation
  • rate of spread
  • Schizachyrium scoparium
  • soil temperature
  • temperature
  • Texas
  • Tridens
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: February 13, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 47536
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23499
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'Grass fires, although not as intense as forest fires, present a major threat to life and property during periods of drought in the Great Plains of the United States. Recently, major wildland grass fires in Texas burned nearly 1.6 million acres and destroyed over 730 homes and 1320 other buildings. The fires resulted in the death of 19 people, an estimated loss of 10,000 head of livestock, and more than $628 million in damage, making the 2005/06 fire season the worst on record for the state of Texas (Weaver 2006).' © 2007 American Meteorological Society.

Clements, C. B. et al. 2007. Observing the dynamics of wildland grass fires: FireFlux - a field validation experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, v. 88, no. 9, p. 1369-1382. 10.1175/BAMS-88-9-1369.