Crown Fire Thresholds in Exotic Pine Plantations of Australasia. Alexander, M. E. Ph.D. Thesis, Australian National University, Canberra, 1998.
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Fire managers in Australasia currently lack the basis that would permit them to objectively evaluate the potential for crown fire development in exotic pine plantations under any specified set of fuel, weather and topographic conditions. The existing crown fire initiation models all have inherent weaknesses or lack applicability, thereby rendering their utility questionable. A model that would enable them to predict the onset of crowning has been developed from a combination of physical insights and mathematical modelling coupled with relevant field and laboratory experiments. The six model inputs include at least two environmental parameters (ambient air temperature, in-stand wind speed) and possibly a third (slope steepness) where applicable, two surface fire behaviour characteristics (line-fire intensity, flame front residence time) and two crown fuel properties (foliar moisture content, live crown base height). The most fundamental principle
@phdthesis{alexanderCrownFireThresholds1998,
  title = {Crown Fire Thresholds in Exotic Pine Plantations of {{Australasia}}},
  author = {Alexander, M. E.},
  year = {1998},
  address = {{Canberra}},
  abstract = {Fire managers in Australasia currently lack the basis that would permit them to objectively evaluate the potential for crown fire development in exotic pine plantations under any specified set of fuel, weather and topographic conditions. The existing crown fire initiation models all have inherent weaknesses or lack applicability, thereby rendering their utility questionable. A model that would enable them to predict the onset of crowning has been developed from a combination of physical insights and mathematical modelling coupled with relevant field and laboratory experiments. The six model inputs include at least two environmental parameters (ambient air temperature, in-stand wind speed) and possibly a third (slope steepness) where applicable, two surface fire behaviour characteristics (line-fire intensity, flame front residence time) and two crown fuel properties (foliar moisture content, live crown base height). The most fundamental principle},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-13513561,australia,exotic-plants,forest-fires},
  lccn = {INRMM-MiD:c-13513561},
  school = {Australian National University}
}
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