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National Weather Service (NWS) observations were compared to Florida Highway Patrol accident site visibility reports to produce a Low Visibility Occurrence Risk Index (LVORI). When LVORI is compared with NWS visibility observations, significant...

Person: Lavdas, Achtemeier
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The wildfires that occurred in central Florida in 1998 are discussed. These fires were largely the result of lightning, although some were set by arsonists. Throughout June and early July, these wildfires torched vast areas of Florida, causing as much...

Person: Minshew, Towle
Year: 1999
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The chemical composition and size of individual particles derived from combustion products of several species found in Southern California were obtained using aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The major inorganic species observed in >90% of...

Person: Silva, Liu, Noble, Prather
Year: 1999
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Austrostipa compressa, a native ephemeral of southwest Western Australia was stimulated to germinate under a range of temperatures, in the presence of light, and exposure to smoke-water. This combination of environmental cues results in winter-maximum...

Person: Smith, Bell, Loneragan
Year: 1999
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'In conclusion, let me repeat that delivering fire information at the proper time and tailoring it to meet the needs of those affected is critical. Keep in mind that you are dealing with real people who have the same loves...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Schmoyer-Weber
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

To trully allow fires to play their natural role in wilderness ecosystems, it is sometimes necessary to have large fires of long duration. Large fires are ecologically significant events that drive many other ecosystem processes. However, these fires...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, van Wagtendonk
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'Recent amendments to the Clean Air Act have given more explicit attention to prescribed fire as a controllable source of air pollution. In the development and implementation of State and local air pollution control...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Mitchell
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Wilderness management is important to a large segment of the public. The 1988 fires showed that clearly. It is also clear that fire is an integral part of the wilderness. Educating the public, based on solid research, will be an...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Neckels
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A major problem that land management agencies must overcome is that air quality agency staff usually do not have an understanding for the needs and uses of prescribed fire. While air quality agency staff have excellent...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Haddow
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The challenge for resource managers is to understand and appreciate the wilderness resource. We must embrace a philosophy that allows natural fire to play its natural role, within social and political realities. As we alter the natural processes, we...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Jolly
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS