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Fire whirlwind formation over flat terrain.Author(s): Donald A. Haines; Gerald H. Updike
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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DescriptionThis 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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CitationHaines, 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
Keywordsburning, vortex, whirls, atmospheric stability, fire control
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