TITLE

WIELKOOBSZAROWE POŻARY LASÓW W POLSCE

AUTHOR(S)
Szczygieł, Ryszard
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Safety & Fire Technique / Bezpieczenstwo i Technika Pozarnicza;2012, Vol. 25, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Forest fires are one of the main causes of ecological damage. Especially catastrophic fires, the area of which exceeds 500ha cause strong disturbances in the natural environment, resulting in long-term and detrimental changes and contributing to the greenhouse effect. On average, several thousand forest fires occur annually all over the world, as a result of which forest resources are destroyed in the area of 10 million ha. Among European countries, Poland is characterised by medium forest fire risk, but also by a high number of forest fires in a relatively small area. However, there are years (1992), when Poland is plagued by catastrophic fires and emergency services have to face the difficult task of suppressing the fire. The article describes fire danger characteristics concerning Polish forests and occurrence of fires in the years 1990-2009, discussing the issue of large-area fires, their causes and principles of fire prevention.
ACCESSION #
77926461

 

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