Estimating midflame windspeeds
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Robert G. Baughman; Frank A. Albini
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • brush
  • chaparral
  • fire weather
  • fuel models
  • fuel types
  • grasses
  • litter
  • mid-flame windspeed
  • slash
  • surface fuels
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 8151
Tall Timbers Record Number: 870
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Wind is one of the major factors involved in predicting forest fire behavior. Fire behavior models require wind information to predict fire spread in various fuel types and within forest stands in complex terrain. The means of providing the necessary wind data in remote areas, however, are presently not available in usable forms. Studies are now underway at the Northern Forest Fire Laboratory to develop ways of estimating or predicting wind velocities on a local scale of a fire given various topographic and vegetative conditions.

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Baughman, Robert G.; Albini, Frank A. 1980. Estimating midflame windspeeds. Pages 88-92. In: Sixth Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 1980 April 22-24, Seattle, WA. Washington, D.C.: Society of American Foresters.