crown fire


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crown fire

[′krau̇n ‚fīr]
(forestry)
A forest fire burning primarily in the tops of trees and shrubs.
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Controlling mature Ashe juniper in Texas with crown fires.
Regions sensitive to crown fires cover about 17% of Maamora forest (Table 15).
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.
Seventy-two percent of the acres receiving the treatments prescribed under the comprehensive approach remained in the low-hazard category for crown fire 30 years later.
At present, fuel loads are so high that introducing fire on a broad scale is likely to result in many stand-replacing crown fires.
Nearly three-fourths of the acres receiving the treatments prescribed under the comprehensive approach remained in the low-hazard category for crown fire 30 years later (Table 1).
latifolia) has serotinous cones, regenerates well following crown fire, and requires exposed mineral soil for seed germination and seedling establishment; we therefore expected seedling density to be greatest in areas severely burned by crown fires (Table 1).
In contrast to the absence of crown fire in the two panhandle stands, fire has been important in the two peninsular stands.
Decreased fire importance is consistent not only with model predictions of a more positive water balance and rising temperatures (Kutzbach and Guetter 1986) and presettlement analog comparisons suggesting stands where crown fire is uncommon (Clark et al.
About 35 years later I experienced another running crown fire, this time for real.
In one case, extreme winds descending from a thunderstorm blew across the A-rock blaze with gusts of 60 miles per hour, propelling a crown fire through 2,000 acres of forest that had previously burned during prescribed fires.
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