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Blow-Up Fires--Silviculture or Weather Problems?

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"Blow-up" fires are defined as those which exhibit violent build-up in fire intensity or rate of spread sufficient to prevent direct control by efficient application of conventional fire fighting methods. Blow-ups are an increasingly important cause of large fires and can arise out of so many different situations that they may pose the most critical problem facing forest management today. Defining blow-ups and isolating possible situations which can cause them is the first step toward their understanding and control.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of California School of Forestry and California Forest and Range Experiment Station, Maintained by the Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric. at Berkeley in cooperation with the University of California

Publication date: June 1, 1954

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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