RMRS-RP-9
Research Paper RMRS-RP-9
Fire Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, Colorado


Fire Behavior Discussion

Figure 39 -- Schematic showing interaction of westerly flow over ridgetops and northerly flow up bottom of West Drainage forming a shear layer (dashed line). The turbulence generated by this shear layer enhanced the spread of burning embers up the West Drainage and surface wind turbulence in the area of the Double Draws and the West Bench.

Figure 39
J. Krautz, U.S. Forest Service, Missoula, MT.

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Title: Fire Behavior Discussion: Figure 39: RMRS-RP-9 - Fire Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, Colorado
Publish Date: February 5, 1999
Last Update:
December 22, 2005

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