Fire behavior in moderately heavy logging slash: documenting the past with photographs
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Editor(s): Domingos Xavier Viegas
Publication Year: 2010

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  • CFFDRS - Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
  • fire behavior case study
  • fireline intensity
  • fuel consumption
  • rate of spread
  • wildland fuels
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Color photographic documentation is presented of an experimental prescribed fire conducted 45 years earlier in logging slash resulting from the clear-cutting of an eastern North American spruce-fir stand. This includes pre- and post-burn views as well as photographs taken during the free-burning stages of the fire from both the ground and the air. This paper thus serves to supplement the original fire behavior case study account of this experimental prescribed fire as prepared by A.G. Randall of the University of Maine. It is noteworthy that the fuelbed structure tended to resembled a blowdown situation in many respects.

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Alexander, M.E. 2010. Fire behavior in moderately heavy logging slash: documenting the past with photographs. In D.X. Viegas, ed. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 15-18 November 2010. University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. CD-ROM. 12 p.