This webcast covers procedures for taking accurate weather observations using belt weather kits and descriptions of other common weather observing equipment used in fire weather. In addition, maintenance of the primary components of the belt weather kit are demonstrated.
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe when, how often, and where to take weather observations on wildland fires.
2. Describe the importance of having field observers or other fire personnel assigned as lookouts for potentially hazardous weather and wildland fire behavior conditions.
3. Demonstrate the correct use and maintenance of the belt weather kit in the field.
meteorology, meteorology education, meteorology training, weather training, meted, fire weather, weather observing, weather observations, fire behavior, belt weather kit
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