Stability, Smoke Management, and Fire Weather Forecasting

Stability, Smoke Management, and Fire Weather Forecasting
At the end of this module you should be able to: 1. Describe various atmospheric stability profiles in terms of their potential influences on fire behavior a. Characterize influences of stability on fire behavior b. Describe impacts of inversion formation, persistence, weakening, and dissipation on fire behavior c. Describe, interpret, and apply the Haines Index d. Identify impacts of inversions on fire management operations 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the smoke management process and the forecaster's role in that process a. Correctly identify statements describing the purposes for, and importance of smoke management b. Identify consequences of accurate/inaccurate smoke management-related forecasts c. Identify the factors that influence smoke-management decision-making d. Calculate and interpret ventilation index values in support of smoke management operations