This paper examines the factors that lead to the genesis of fire whirlwinds over flat terrain. Also presented is an estimate of the number of days one might expect to encounter meteorological conditions that permit such formations.
Keywords: burning, vortex, whirls, atmospheric stability, fire control
Source: Research Paper NC-71. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
In mid-May 1971, a northern Minnesota fire burned almost 15,000 acres of forest land. The extreme fire behavior it exhibited was the product of a number of described features. This paper documents the attendant fuel and weather conditions.
Keywords: fire control, crowning, spot fires, fire danger, Superior National Forest, Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Source: Research Paper NC-76. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Describes the components, assembly, and performance of a high-capacity water pumping and distributing system developed for control of intensely burning experimental fires in northeastern forests.
Keywords: fire control, experimental forest fires, water curtain
Source: Research Paper NC-48. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Describes factors that contribute to forest fires on two of the State of Missouri's Protection Districts and the Clark National Forest. Includes an analysis of fire cause, annual distribution, weather, and activity by day of week; also discusses multiple-fire day.
Keywords: fire protection, initial attack, fire control, multiple-fire day, fire cause, fire weather, day-of-week fire activity
Source: Research Paper NC-87. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Describes factors that contribute to forest fires in Pennsylvania. Includes an analysis of basic statistics; distribution of fires during normal, drought, and wet years; fire cause, fire activity by day-of-week; multiple-fire day; and fire climatology.
Keywords: fire protection and prevention, initial attack, fire control, multiple-fire day, fire cause, fire weather
Source: Research Paper NC-158. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
When completed in 1959, the Southern Forest Fire Laboratory was the world?s first devoted entirely to the study of forest fires, Since then the scientists at the Laboratory have: 1) performed basic and applied research on critical fire problems of national interest, 2) conducted special regional…
Keywords: Combustion, fire behavior, fire control, prescribed burning
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-77. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 89 p.
Will the National Forests become a more reliable supplier of timber again in conjunction with the National Fire Plan? The National Forests represent a major potential source of wood fiber in the West. They occupy 48% of the commercial forestland, hold 63% of the region?s softwood growing stock, and…
Keywords: Forest fires, fire prevention, fire control, fire management, forest products, statistics, economic aspects, supply and demand, national forests
Source: 2000 Statistical yearbook of the western lumber industry. Portland, Or. : Western Wood Products Association, Economic Services Dept., [2001?]: pages 9-12.
We explore the use of spatially correlated random treatments to reduce fuels in landscape patterns that appear somewhat natural while forming fully connected fuelbreaks between wildland forests and developed protection zones. From treatment zone maps partitioned into grids of hexagonal forest cells…
Keywords: wildfires, fuel treatments, fire control, wildland urban interface (WUI), fuelbreaks, zones, mapping
Source: Canadian journal of forest research. 34(1): 164-173
Eleven air attack experts were asked to rate 12 models of fixed-wing tankers and light helitankers for effectiveness ill delivering chemical fire retardants under 21 typical situations. They rated fixed-wing tankers as more effective in strong wind crosswinds, and downwind approaches, but…
Keywords: air tankers, fixed wing tankers, helitankers, helicopters, effectiveness ratings, fire suppression, fire retardants, fire control, Southern California
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-155. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
There are approximately 513,000 acres of coniferous forests and oak woodlands in Sonoma County, California, situated about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Most of the oak woodland, and over 68 percent (132,000 acres) of the coniferous forestland, is in private ownerships of 50 acres and less.…
Keywords: community forestry, extension, Sonoma, fire control
Source: In: Standiford, Richard B.; Weller, Theodore J.; Piirto, Douglas D.; Stuart, John D., tech. coords. Proceedings of coast redwood forests in a changing California: A symposium for scientists and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-238. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. pp. 603-609