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Spot fires

Date: March 12, 2015
Presenter(s): Brian E. Potter

Brian Potter, a research meteorologist with the USDA Forest Service, presented a summary of the state of science behind spot fires. Spotting is one characteristic of “extreme fire behavior,” capable of short range acceleration of fires as well as producing long-distance spot fires that complicate management efforts. The presentation summarized current knowledge and tools, as well as knowledge gaps.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12940
FRAMES RCS number: 19622
Record updated: Apr 20, 2017