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Title: Impact of Released Fual Moisture on Atmospheric Dynamics

Author: Potter, Brian E.

Date: 2003

Source: In: 2d International Wildfire Ecology and Fire Management Congress: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology; 2003 November 16-20; Orlando, FL. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society: J2.7.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A common component of fire incident reports and prescribed burn preparations is an estimate of the energy that was or will be released by the fire. Typically, this is based on the energy released by combustion of the fuel load, reduced to account for the energy that is required to evaporate moisture in the fuel materials. (e.g., Byram 1959, Anderson 1968, Simard et al. 1983.) The result of this computation is then used to calculate the flame length, spread rate, and a host of other fire behavior factors.

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Potter, Brian E. 2003. Impact of Released Fual Moisture on Atmospheric Dynamics. In: 2d International Wildfire Ecology and Fire Management Congress: 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology; 2003 November 16-20; Orlando, FL. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society: J2.7.

 


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