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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; Miguel G. Cruz
Publication Date: 2014

From the text ... 'Wind-driven surface and crown fires in conifer forests typically adopt a roughly elliptical shape.Area burned is proportional to the rate of spread increase (following the transition to crowning) to the power of 2.'

Citation: Alexander, M. E., and M. G. Cruz. 2014. The elliptical shape and size of wind-driven crown fires. Fire Management Today, v. 73, no. 4, p. 28-33.

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  • backfires
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • flank fires
  • forest management
  • headfires
  • rate of spread
  • wildfires
  • wind
Tall Timbers Record Number: 29876Location Status: In-fileCall Number: A13.32:73/4Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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