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Lightning and forest fires in the northern Rocky Mountain regionAuthor(s): H. T. Gisborne
Source: Monthly Weather Review. 54(7): 281-286
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionDuring the past 18 years lightning has caused 39 per cent of the forest fires in the northern Rocky Mountain district, which includes Montana, northern Idaho, and a small portion of northeastern Washington. For the seasons of 1924 and 1925 the figures are 51 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively. As long as such conditions prevail it should be of decided value to know everything possible about the occurrence, behavior, and characteristics of lightning storms in time and place.
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CitationGisborne, H. T. 1926. Lightning and forest fires in the northern Rocky Mountain region. Monthly Weather Review. 54(7): 281-286.
Keywordslightning, forest fires
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