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Measuring and interpreting flame height in wildland firesAuthor(s): Albert J. Simard; Richard W. Blank; Sharon L. Hobrla
Source: Fire Technology
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionAlthough advanced technologies are available for measuring and sampling fire intensity, their costs, limitations, or complexity often preclude general use in field experiments. The lack of quality measurements exacerbates the task of relating ecological responses directly to the fires that cause them. In this paper, a new technique for measuring flame height, describing its distribution, and relating it to fire intensity is presented. Flame pulsation in natural fuels is also examined.
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CitationSimard, Albert J.; Blank, Richard W.; Hobrla, Sharon L. 1989. Measuring and interpreting flame height in wildland fires. Fire Technology. 25(2): 114-133. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01041421.
KeywordsWildland fires, measuring fire intensity, flame pulsation, new techniques for flame height measurement
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