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In-situ characterization of wildland fire behavior

Author(s): Bret W. Butler, Daniel M. Jimenez, Jason M. Forthofer, Paul Sopko, Kyle S. Shannon, James J. Reardon
Editor(s): Dale D. Wade, Mikel L. Robinson
Year Published: 2010

A system consisting of two enclosures has been developed to characterize wildand fire behavior: The first enclosure is a sensor/data logger combination that measures and records convective/radiant energy released by the fire. The second is a digital video camera housed in a fire proof enclosure that records visual images of fire behavior. Together this system provides a robust relatively inexpensive, system for characterizing wildland fire behavior.

Citation: Butler, B.; Jimenez, D.; Forthofer, J.; Sopko, P.; Shannon, K.; Reardon, J. 2010. In-situ characterization of wildland fire behavior. In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 11 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Data Evaluation or Data Analysis for Fire Modeling, Extreme Fire Behavior, Case Studies
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
NRFSN number: 16932
Record updated: May 18, 2018