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Title

Ignition probabilities of wildland fuels based on simulated lightning discharges
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Donald J. Latham ; Joyce A. Schlieter
Publication Year: 1989

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Keyword(s):
  • continuing current
  • duff
  • fire ignition
  • litter
  • logistic regression
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 8165

Description

Ignition of wildland fine fuels by lightning was simulated with an electric arc discharge in the laboratory. The results showed that fuel parameters such as depth, moisture content, bulk density, and mineral content can be combined with the duration of the simulated continuing current to give ignition probabilities. The fuel state parameters of importance and the ignition probabilities were determined using logistic regression. Graphs, tables, formulas, and a FORTRAN computer program are given for field use.

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Latham, Don J.; Schlieter, Joyce A. 1989. Ignition probabilities of wildland fuels based on simulated lightning discharges. Research Paper INT-RP-411. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 16 p.