Fuel types and crown fire potential in Pinus halepensis forests

  title={Fuel types and crown fire potential in Pinus halepensis forests},
  author={Albert Alvarez and Marc Gracia and Javier Retana},
  journal={European Journal of Forest Research},
There is a lack of knowledge to identify and classify forest structures according to the risk of crown fires, especially in Mediterranean regions. In this study, for the first time, we use real information, obtained after a wildfire that burnt under extreme meteorological conditions, to classify forest structures of Pinus halepensis into fuel types as a function of crown fire potential. We identified fourteen forest structures which characterize many forest types in Western Mediterranean areas… CONTINUE READING

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