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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

From the text...'The new Mississippi statute on prescribed burning activities is welcome by the forestry community. The act recognizes prescribed burning as an important property right and land management tool that greatly benefits society, the...

Person: Eshee
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

Fynbos is the dominant vegetation type in the Cape floristic region. Periodic fires are a natural phenomenon in fynbos and fire-stimulated seed germination has been reported for a number of fynbos species. Amongst the factors proposed as being directly...

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

From the text: 'Driven by fierce Santa Ana winds, 14 major brush fires ravaged L.A.'s suburbs, burning 152,000 acres and hundreds of homes. The disaster pushed firefighters to the limit and compounded the state's ecological and social...

Person: Fleming, Murr, Miller, Gordon, Morganthau
Year: 1993
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

These smoke management guidelines are directed to the experienced prescribed burner who is knowledgeable about fire behavior. The objectives are to manage the production and dispersion of smoke when prescribe burning to prevent any adverse impact on...

Person: Mobley
Year: 1990
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

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