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Wind adjustment factors for predicting fire behavior in three fuel types in Alaska.Author(s): Rodney A. Norum
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-309. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 5 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionFactors for adjusting wind velocities from the 20-foot standard anemometer height down to an average wildfire midflame height (3.5 ft for the fuels studied) are given for exposed, partially sheltered, and sheltered fuels in Alaska. The values are suitable for predicting wildfire behavior.
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CitationNorum, Rodney A. 1983. Wind adjustment factors for predicting fire behavior in three fuel types in Alaska. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-309. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 5 p
KeywordsFire behavior (forest), wind velocity, wind (-fire danger, fuels (forest fire), fuel management
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