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    Author(s): DeVer Colson
    Date: 1957
    Source: Res. Pap. 49 [Pre1963]. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 10 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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    Lightning-caused fires are a continuing serious threat to forests in the northern Rocky Mountain area. More than 70 percent of all forest fires in this area are caused by lightning. In one 10-day period in July 1940 the all-time record of 1,488 lightning fires started on the national forests in Region l of the U.S. Forest Service.

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    Citation

    Colson, DeVer. 1957. Thunderstorm analysis in the northern Rocky Mountains. Res. Pap. 49 [Pre1963]. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 10 p.

    Keywords

    lightning-caused fires, thunderstorms

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