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    Author(s): Donald A. Haines; Gerald H. Updike
    Date: 1971
    Source: Research Paper NC-71. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Description

    This paper examines the factors that lead to the genesis of fire whirlwinds over flat terrain. Also presented is an estimate of the number of days one might expect to encounter meteorological conditions that permit such formations.

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    Citation

    Haines, Donald A.; Updike, Gerald H. 1971. Fire whirlwind formation over flat terrain. Research Paper NC-71. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    burning, vortex, whirls, atmospheric stability, fire control

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