- Languages: English, Spanish
- Publish Date: 2009-11-24
- Skill Level: 0
- Completion Time: 2.00 - 3.00 h
- Includes Audio: yes
- Required Plugins: none
- Included in Courses:
S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Course, Introduction to Meteorology, Dynamic Meteorology
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- Describe the effects of wind on wildland fire behavior.
- Describe general winds around high pressure and low pressure systems.
- Describe the cause and effect of local winds (slope/valley winds and land/sea breeze) on wildland fire behavior.
- Describe typical diurnal slope and valley wind patterns, and identify temporal patterns on a topographic map.
- Describe critical winds and their impact on wildland fire behavior.
- Identify three ways topography can alter wind direction and speed.
- Describe general, local, and 20-foot and mid-flame winds, and their relationship to each other.
- Adjust winds speeds based on topographic location and calculate midflame wind speeds for the three main fuel types.