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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This large turret of debris in the plume ([Z.sub.H] over 30 dBZ) is a product of the large area of crown fire activity from 1430 AEDT (Figs.
The plots were selected for sampling: mature plot with developed old pine forest, crown fire plot where dead pine trees were cut and removed from the plot, and surface fire plot with accumulation of wood remnants on the soil surface.
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.
Controlling mature Ashe juniper in Texas with crown fires. Journal of Range Management 36:165-198.
Meanwhile, firefighters were busy battling what is now known as the "Crown Fire," which at that time was only 5 percent contained.
"It was getting as dark as night." A mile from town, the rescue train confronted a crown fire (a blaze burning in the tops of the trees).
An ordnance-ignited crown fire in 1996 converted 5,590 acres (2,313 ha) of warbler habitat to vireo habitat, enabling us to meet recovery goals for vireos with only mild impacts on warblers.
(29) Wildfires are typically spread by fine fuels (30)--pine needles, leaves, grass, etc.--both on the surface and in the tree crowns (in a stand-replacement crown fire); these are known as 1-hour time lag fuels, because they dry out (lose two-thirds of their moisture content) in about an hour.
Beyond the forest canopy the rays looked like the snapping flames of a crown fire.
Of the 7.4 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.
Of the 7.4 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.