Ignition of forest tracts as a result of cosmic or technogenic catastrophes

A. M. Grishin, K. N. Efimov, V. A. Perminov

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Using a quasi-one-dimensional approximation, the problem of extensive forest fires caused by collisional or technogenic catastrophes is formulated and solved. Calculations show that the mechanism of ignition in both cases is the same, but the quantitative parameters of the processes (ignition time and limiting conditions, shape of ignition zone) differ significantly from each other. The cause is the difference in the mechanisms of energy release in the near-ground atmospheric layer during technogenic or collisional catastrophes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-144
Number of pages11
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)

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