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Barrows, J. S. 1961. Natural phenomena exhibited by forest fires. In: Berl, W. G., ed. International Symposium on the Use of Models in Fire Research; Nov. 9-10, 1959; Washington, D.C. Publication 786. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council. p. 281-288.

Forest fire phenomena are presented through a series of motion pictures and 35 mm slides. These films have been taken by the staffs of the Southeastern, Pacific Southwest, and Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Stations of the U. S. Forest Service and by Dr. Vincent J. Schaefer during the course of fire research activities. Both regular speed and time-lapse motion picture photographic techniques are employed. During parts of the presentation two motion picture projectors and two screens are used simultaneously to facilitate comparisons of fire behavior under various fuel and weather conditions. The films illustrate certain behavior features of wild fires as well as small-scale experimental fires in forest fuels.

Keywords: forest fire, fire research, fire behavior, film, slides


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Natural phenomena exhibited by forest fires
Electronic Publish Date: November 27, 2013
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