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a forest fire that spreads along treetops, often at great speeds.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The propagation of
through a forest canopy has been theoretically modeled.
There is a need to successfully model
behavior due to the resource damage they cause.
behavior is crucial for fire management activities.
The objective of the project is to reduce
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
Forests comprised of dense, small trees can more easily support a
than open forests or forests of larger, taller trees.
would increase as density and cover of trees increase.
The objective is to reduce the crowns to a point whereby a
would drop to the ground prior to reaching the private land.
Foliar fuel moistures of that level are known to support sustained
when winds and or slope are driving a surface fire.
Stand replacement may occur by catastrophic
under extreme burning conditions, or by consumption of peat by ground fire.
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