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Temperatures in a large natural-fuel fire

Author(s): Charles W. Philpot
Year Published: 1966

Temperatures in a large natural fuel test fire were measured with bare, shielded aspirated, and shielded unaspirated chromel-alumel thermocouples. With the bare thermocouples, values of 2650 F. were recorded--much higher than most previously published data from field and laboratory wood fires. Soil temperatures were consistent with prior work.

Citation: Philpot, Charles W. 1966. Temperatures in a large natural-fuel fire. Res. Note PSW-RN-090. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 14 p.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - First Order, Fire Intensity / Burn Severity, Fire Regime
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11475
FRAMES RCS number: 12014
Record updated: May 10, 2018