Pyric properties of some dominant Mediterranean vegetation species
International Journal of Wildland Fire
10(1) 23 - 27
AbstractThe chemical and physical pyric properties of several species, dominant in the Mediterranean Basin, are quantified and compared with each other. Heat content and total and mineral (silica-free) ash content are measured and analysed for 13 species, while surface area-to-volume ratio and particle density are measured for 8 species.
Keywords: forest fires, Mediterranean Basin, fuel hazard, flammability, heat content, ash content, particle density.
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