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Table 1 Mean and range of thermocouple observations for individual plantsa during summer and fall prescribed fires near Terry, Montana, USA.

From: Fire Effects on Basal Area, Tiller Production, and Mortality of the C4 Bunchgrass, Purple Threeawn

Thermocouple measurements Summer fire
Mean Maximum Minimum
Maximum temperature (°C) 222 433 86
Heat duration (s) 232 894 52
Heat dosage (°C·s) 10 352 25 624 1 094
  Fall fire
Maximum temperature (°C) 241 487 85
Heat duration (s) 129 245 68
Heat dosage (°C·s) 8 205 18 706 1 771
  1. a Used to build logistic regression model. n = 55 for summer fire; n = 73 for fall fire.