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Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior for fire managers

Date: December 19, 2012
Presenter(s): Paul A. Werth

Extreme fire behavior indicates a level of fire behavior characteristics that ordinarily precludes methods of direct control action. One or more of the following is usually involved: high rate of spread, prolific crowning/spotting, presence of fire whirls, and strong convection column. This webinar will summarize the recent JFSP publication that connects the weather, fuel, and topographic factors that contribute to development of extreme fire behavior. This webinar was hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Extreme Fire Behavior
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 14287
FRAMES RCS number: 13639
Record updated: Apr 20, 2017