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An Analysis of the Air Force Bomb Range FireAuthor(s): Dale D. Wade; Darold E. Ward
Source: Res. Pap. SE-105. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 41 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThere are few places in the world where wildfire behavior can be studied strictly as it is affected by weather variables, both ambient and fire-induced. Eastern North Carolina offers this opportunity. Large, homogeneous expanses of highly combustible fuel exist on land that has a maximum elevation of 10 ft. (3 m) above mean sea 1evel. Fine fuel weights of 15 tons/acre (33.6 M.T./ha) are common, and under extreme drought conditions these fuel weights may more than double as the peat soils, characteristic of this region, dry to depths of 1 to 2 ft. (0.3 to 0.6 m.).
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CitationWade, Dale D.; Ward, Darold E. 1973. An Analysis of the Air Force Bomb Range Fire. Res. Pap. SE-105. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 41 p.
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