5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress

Monday, 17 November 2003
Characterization of smoke produced in controlled caribbean pine fires
Iván J. Sánchez, Cuerpo de Bomberos de la Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela; and J. Rojas and F. J. Rodríguez
We present a systematic study of the vertical distribution of gases produced in controlled combustions induced in caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea var hondurensis). Small areas of pine debris were burned and were taken into a comercial gas cromatographer. A simple mathematical model is tested with the data, based of the Fokker-Planck equation.

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