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crown fire

noun
1.
a forest fire that spreads along treetops, often at great speeds.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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Examples for crown fire
  • The propagation of crown fire through a forest canopy has been theoretically modeled.
  • There is a need to successfully model crown fire behavior due to the resource damage they cause.
  • Modeling crown fire behavior is crucial for fire management activities.
  • The objective of the project is to reduce crown fire potential, improve species diversity, and improve forest health.
  • These standards are designed to keep a wildfire on the ground, and prevent it from becoming a crown fire.
  • Forests comprised of dense, small trees can more easily support a crown fire than open forests or forests of larger, taller trees.
  • Risk of crown fire would increase as density and cover of trees increase.
  • The objective is to reduce the crowns to a point whereby a crown fire would drop to the ground prior to reaching the private land.
  • Foliar fuel moistures of that level are known to support sustained crown fire when winds and or slope are driving a surface fire.
  • Stand replacement may occur by catastrophic crown fire under extreme burning conditions, or by consumption of peat by ground fire.

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