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A fire growth model, FARSITE (Fire ARea SImulator) is under development for simulating the spread and behavior of prescribed natural fires. The models uses a technique for wave propagation to expand surface fire fronts in 2 dimensions. Points defining...

Person: Finney
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text...'Big gaps still exist in the understanding of fire ecology, especially the seasonal aspects. Fire can have profoundly different effects on soil, plants and animals depending on when it occurs. Oftentimes the most ecological gain...

Person: Ackerman
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

We develop a simple analytical model to estimate the thickness of a smoke layer formed by a plume of a large area fire and to account for crosswinds. We take advantage of the dominant flow features in the upper part of the rising plume and in the smoke...

Person: Weihs, Small
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Changing climate and land use appear to importantly affect the biosphere by way of impacts on fire regimes. Feedback effects on climate and air quality are likely through emissions of trace gases, aerosols, and particulates that affect radiation...

Person: Clark, Stocks
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

An average of 350 fire weather special Forecast Requests are prepared each year by the fire weather forecasters in the National Weather Service Forecast Office (WSFO) in Denver. Up to 650 of these spot forecasts may be prepared during a severe fire...

Person: Cuoco
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

These questions arise not as a local phenomenon but on a world scale which is seldom appreciated. Fire regimes prevail not only over huge areas in south-central Africa and Brazil, but also extend through North Africa--in the Sudan Zone especially--and...

Person: Trapnell
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Periodic fires are a natural phenomenon in fynbos, which is the dominant vegetation type in the Cape floristic region. Fire-stimulated germination has been reported for a number of fynbos species. The promotion of seed germination in the fynbos fire...

Person: Brown
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Wilson, Mueller
Year: 1990
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

In this paper we briefly review current knowledge concerning the possible consequences of a changing climate for terrestrial ecosystems. Forests and grasslands of western North America figure prominently in the discussion, but our intent is to consider...

Person: Perry, Borchers
Year: 1990
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is becoming recognized as a major issue throughout the North American continent. The last several years have seen major fire seasons in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There are five areas where an international approach to fire management...

Person: Barkow
Year: 1990
Type: Document
Source: TTRS