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Flame characteristics for fires in southern fuelsAuthor(s): Ralph M. Nelson
Source: Research Paper SE-RP-205. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeast Forest Experiment Station. 14 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionA flame model and analytical method are used to derive forest fire flame characteristics. Approximate solutions are used to express flame lengths, angles, heights, and tip velocities of headfires and calm-air fires in terms of fire intensity. Equations are compared with data from low-intensity controlled burns in southern fuels and with data from the literature.
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CitationNelson, Ralph M., Jr. 1980. Flame characteristics for fires in southern fuels. Research Paper SE-205. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 14 p.
KeywordsFlame length, flame velocity, flame angle, fire intensity, buoyant flames
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