S-290 Unit 2: Topographic Influences on Wildland Fire Behavior

S-290 Unit 2: Topographic Influences on Wildland Fire Behavior
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Identify standard features on a topographic map. 2. Describe how topography affects fuels and their availability for combustion. 3. Describe how topography can affect the direction and rate of spread of wildfires. 4. Describe how changes in fuels and topography can provide full and partial barriers to the spread of wildland fires. 5. Describe how slope percent can be determined or estimated in the field and understand its effects on fire behavior.