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Title: Lightning fires in southwestern forests

Author: Barrows, Jack S.;

Date: 1978

Source: Final Report for Northern Forest Fire Laboratory, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Cooperative Agreement 16-568. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Forest Service. 154 p.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous

Description: Lightning is the leading cause of fires in southwestern forests. On all protected private, state and federal lands in Arizona and New Mexico, nearly 80 percent of the forest, brush and range fires are ignited by lightning. The Southwestern region leads all other regions of the United States both in total number of lightning fires and in the area burned by these fires.

Keywords: lightning, forest fires, Arizona, New Mexico

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Barrows, Jack S. 1978. Lightning fires in southwestern forests. Final Report for Northern Forest Fire Laboratory, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Cooperative Agreement 16-568. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Forest Service. 154 p.

 


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