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Thunderstorm analysis in the northern Rocky MountainsAuthor(s): DeVer Colson
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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DescriptionLightning-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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CitationColson, 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.
Keywordslightning-caused fires, thunderstorms
- Lightning fires in southwestern forests
- A five-year record of lightning storms and forest fires
- Northwest California National Forests fire severity monitoring 1987-2008
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