Atmospheric conditions related to blowup fires

  • Authors: Byram, George M.
  • Publication Year: 1954
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: Station Paper SE-SP-35. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service. Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 36 p.

Abstract

Occasionally a forest fire burns with an intensity that seems far out of proportion to apparent burning conditions. Sometimes it multiplies its rate of energy output many times in a short space of time. Although infrequent, these unusual fires have over a long period of time been responsible for the major loss of life in forest fires and a large part of the losses in property and forest values, Each blowup fire raises the question: What can we do to recognize conditions causing extreme fire behavior and how can we predict them in advance?

  • Citation: Byram, George M. 1954. Atmospheric conditions related to blowup fires. Station Paper SE-SP-35. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service. Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 36 p.
  • Posted Date: May 6, 2014
  • Modified Date: May 6, 2014
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