EST 330 Notes for Monday April 3rd 2006

EST 330 Notes for Monday April 3rd 2006 - EST 330 Notes:...

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EST 330 Notes: Monday April 3 2006 Historical Wildfires: Miramichi Wildfire: 1825 -Largest wildfire on record in North America. Burned over 4 million acres in NE Maine and NW New Brunswick Canada covering an area 100 miles long and 60 miles wide -160 to 200 people dead, Northwoods Fires of October 8 th 1871 -North Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota -Pre-existing Conditions: -Dense coverage of dry white pine -3 months of a drought -Piles of slash throughout the area -Large stationary air mass with small fires present the produced smoke and ash that was trapped by an inversion layer -A sudden on-set of a low-pressure system produced a large pressure gradient that led to strong winds. A violent blow up of many small fires occurred -Peshtigo Fire: -Deadliest wildfire in US history -2 separate fires: -Eastern Fire Complex: the east coast of Green Bay -Western Fire Complex: the west coast of Green Bay -Named after the town with the greatest number of fatalities amount of -The fire gave off the same energy as 60 Hiroshima bombs being set off
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