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Effects of Near-Surface Atmospheric Stability and Moisture on Wildfire Behavior and Consequences for Haines IndexAuthor(s): Ruiyu Sun; Mary Ann Jenkins
Source: In: 2d International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorolgy; 2003 November 16-20; Orlando, FL. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society: 3.5
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionSince the 1950s, extensive research has been conducted to investigate the relationship between near-surface atmospheric conditions and large wildfire growth and occurrence. Observational studies have demonstrated that near-surface dryness (e-g., Fahnestock 1965) and atmospheric instability (e-g., Brotak and Reifsnyder 1977) are correlated with large wildfire growth and occurrence,
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CitationSun, Ruiyu; Jenkins, Mary Ann. 2003. Effects of Near-Surface Atmospheric Stability and Moisture on Wildfire Behavior and Consequences for Haines Index. In: 2d International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorolgy; 2003 November 16-20; Orlando, FL. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society: 3.5
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