crown fire


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Noun1.crown fire - a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire
forest fire - an uncontrolled fire in a wooded area
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A crown fire spreads rapidly through the tops of trees or shrubs, and often outraces the surface fire below.
In mature forest the progress of crown fire may stop or slow down as it meets an open space or seedling stand.
Figure 6 shows the reflectivity [Z.sub.H], differential reflectivity [Z.sub.DR], and correlation coefficient at zero lag (CC) from the UQXPOL at 1518 AEDT when the crown fire dominated the fire's behavior (see supplemental animation Fig.
The crown fire covers the entire forest from the soil surface to the tops of tree crowns or passes through the trees and the underbrush, herbage, and moss layer.
"The Robert Fire, the Trapper Fire and a new fire unnamed seem to have merged into one crown fire they're calling the 'Mountain Man Complex.' It's all blown up in the last four hours--and it appears to be heading in our direction."
Only the quick response of firefighters contained the fire to 117 acres and kept it from becoming a devastating crown fire.
(2013) focus on reductions in crown fire behavior and associated reductions in burn severity; and Taylor et al.
Crown fire, in spite of fewer occurrences, can cause great damage to forests and usually occurs in coniferous forests, especially in young forest stands.
Representatives of UK-based Crown Fire Protection visit Alpha's bases to help with demonstrations and have trained technicians to design and install the systems.
Slow recolonization of burned oak-juniper woodlands by Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei): ten years of succession after crown fire. Forest Ecology and Management 255:1057-1066.
''A crown fire is much more difficult to fight,'' said Daniel Berlant of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.