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Low-level wind maxima in the 1969 San Mateo and Walker FiresAuthor(s): Bill C. Ryan; George R. Ellis; Donald V. Lust
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-75: Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 10 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe strong band of low-level winds that affected the severity of the San Mateo and Walker Fires in southern California on August 1969 was analyzed and studied. Mechanisms that could have caused or contributed to these winds and similar wind situations were evaluated and are discussed. Results show that the winds in this case were probably a product of several mechanisms in combination.
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CitationRyan, Bill C.; Ellis, George R.; Lust, Donald V. 1971. Low-level wind maxima in the 1969 San Mateo and Walker Fires. Res. Paper PSW-RP-75: Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 10 p
Keywordsfire weather, windflow, San Mateo Canyon Fire, Walker Basin Fire
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