crown fire


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a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire

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In Chris' words: "We could see that the crown fire that had been coming our way had arced around and above us, burning through Swiftcurrent Pass with 200- to-300-foot flame lengths .
The FlamMap fire modeling system (Finney 2006) is used to project crown fire behavior under constant, non-extreme fire weather conditions for every pixel across the project area, and these fire behavior estimates are used to infer areas of high burn severity.
Large trees are generally only killed by crown fires (Bryant et al.
Area occupied by regions sensitive to crown fires Crown fire risk Area (ha) % High 20 375 17 Null 97 727 83 Total 118 202 100 Table 16.
After a quarter mile, the train broke through the crown fire.
Lands At Risk of Ecological Change, by Historic Fire Regime (in millions of acres) Regime I Regime II Regime III 0-35 years; 0-35 years; 35-100+; surface fire crown fire mixed fire National Forest System lands Class 1: low risk 19.
Beyond the forest canopy the rays looked like the snapping flames of a crown fire.
4 million acres of fire-adapted forests in Montana that rate high/moderate for crown fire hazard, more than 6 million acres have stand conditions potentially benefiting from treatment under the proposed comprehensive ecological approach (Fiedler et al.
While the yard is well landscaped with trees, shrubs and flowerbeds, the trees are spaced far enough apart a crown fire is unlikely.
Fines in the crown affect the risk of a crown fire progressing horizontally.
4 million acres of fire-adopted forests in Montana that rate high/moderate for crown fire hazard, more than 6 million acres have stand conditions potentially benefiting from treatment under the proposed comprehensive ecological approach (Fiedler et al.
Approximately 75% of the area in crown fire was within 200 m of unburned or lightly burned areas that are potential sources of plant propagules (Turner et al.
Crossdated cores from larger sand pine trees in the stand indicated ages from 60-80 yr; the site has not experienced crown fire for at least that period.
Declining herb pollen [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED] suggests a transition from open spruce woodland to a more closed-canopy Pinus banksiana/Picea forest with crown fire at 50-200 yr, as observed today in northern Ontario and Manitoba (Lynham and Stocks 1991), regions consistent with modern analog comparisons for this interval [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4C OMITTED].
I watched in horror as conifers flashed to tinder point and the woods erupted into what ecopyrologists call a "running crown fire.