Crown Fires

Some articles on fires, fire, crown fires, crowns:

National Fire Danger Rating System - Types of Fires
... NFDRS recognizes four types of fires ... Ground Fires burn in natural litter, duff, roots or sometimes high organic soils ... Surface Fires burn in grasses and low shrubs (up to 4' tall) or in the lower branches of trees ...
Yellowstone Fires Of 1988 - Impacts On The Park - Vegetation and Wildlife
... The fires in Yellowstone left a mosaic of areas greatly affected and others less so ... Inside fire perimeters, large expanses of forest were completely untouched ... From an aesthetic viewpoint, the most destructive fires were the canopy crown fires that in many places obliterated entire forests ...
Fire Ecology - Some Examples of Fire in Different Ecosystems - Forests
... Mild to moderate fires burn in the forest understory, removing small trees and herbaceous groundcover ... Only high-intensity fires will burn into the crowns of the tallest trees ... Crown fires may require support from ground fuels to maintain the fire in the forest canopy (passive crown fires), or the fire may burn in the canopy independently of any ground fuel support (an active ...

Famous quotes containing the words fires and/or crown:

    Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
    When the last fires will wave to me
    William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)

    And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
    —Bible: New Testament St. John the Divine, in Revelation, 12:1.