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Type: In person
Date Created: November 2010
Host Agency:
  • Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics, Coimbra Forest Fire Research Centre

The VI Short Course on Fire Behaviour was held at the VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, November 13-14, 2010, Coimbra, Portugal. Lesson 3 covered crown fires, and the presentation included:

  1. Introduction to Crown Fires
  2. Understanding of Crown Fire Behavior From Experimental Fire and Wildfire Observations
  3. Crown Fire Initiation
  4. Crown Fire Propagation and Rate of Spread
  5. The Use of Models for Assessing Fuel Treatment Effectiveness in Reducing Crown Fire Potential
  6. Future Outlook on the Understanding and Prediction of Crown Fire Behavior
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Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior    Fuels    Models
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    International    National
Partner Sites:
  • active crown fire
  • canopy base height
  • CBD - canopy bulk density
  • crown fire initiation
  • crown fire propagation
  • crown fire rate of spread
  • crown fires
  • crown fuel load
  • fuel treatment effectiveness
  • independent crown fire
  • onset of crowning
  • passive crown fire
Record Last Modified:
JFSP Project Number(s):
  • 09-S-03-1
Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (
FRAMES Record Number: 62015