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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Every century, one or two high-intensity crown fires would disturb the rainforest but the damage would be minimal.
A major grove can produce enough transpiring leaves to create a micro climate of cooler temperatures and higher humidities, capable of repelling crown fires that gobble adjacent pine and fir stands.
The burns have ranged from surface to minor crown fires and burning of brush piles.
Large trees are generally only killed by crown fires (Bryant et al.
Severe crown fires can eliminate above-ground biomass, change successional rates and alter vegetation species composition, belowground physical, chemical and microbial processes.
Aircraft deliver paratrooper firefighters and equipment and help suppress crown fires on 1,755 hectares," the source said.
Regions sensitive to crown fires cover about 17% of Maamora forest (Table 15).
For example, in many mid-elevation forests that prehistorically burned in relatively frequent and low-intensity fires, a common management goal is to remove surface and 'ladder' fuels that encourage stand-replacing crown fires.
In contrast, the thin bark of other species such as lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), Englemann spruce (Picea sitchensis), and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) suggest these species evolved under less frequent stand-replacing crown fires, indicating dense stands between fires may have been common in the past.
Yedinak is trying to find ways to help fight crown fires.
Damage is likely to be greater from stand replacement fires, especially in frequent-fire ecosystems, but even crown fires produce benefits in some situations (e.
In July, the Pine, Foothill and Crown fires scorched an estimated 34,000 acres in and around the Angeles National Forest in northern Los Angeles County.