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Predicting wildfire behavior in black spruce forests in Alaska.Author(s): Rodney A. Norum
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-401. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 10 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe current fire behavior system, when properly adjusted, accurately predicts forward rate of spread and flame length of wildfires in black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) forests in Alaska. After fire behavior was observed and quantified, adjustment factors were calculated and assigned to the selected fuel models to correct the outputs to more nearly coincide with observed values. Spotting distance models predict maximum spotting distances if some corrections and assumptions are made. Field-tested procedures are described.
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CitationNorum, Rodney A. 1982. Predicting wildfire behavior in black spruce forests in Alaska. Res. Note PNW-RN-401. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 10 p
Keywordsfire behavior (forest), Alaska, black spruce, Picea mariana
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