Webinar #8 - Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wind and Wildfire - A Dangerous Combination
Liz Page - UCAR/COMET, Boulder, Colorado
Wildfire spread can be erratic and challenging to predict. Fire behavior is controlled by three components of the fire environment: weather, fuels, and topography. We will look how each of these components is inter-related when diagnosing fire behavior. Through examples of historic wildfires from locations across the country, we will explore what determines fire season and the critical fire weather patterns that contribute to extreme fire behavior.
We will also talk about the forecasters that provide weather information to the people fighting the fires. These Incident Meteorologists are highly trained and experienced forecasters who play a vital role in the decisions made to contain wildfires and protect people and property threatened by the fire.
View the Webinar by clicking here: http://youtu.be/zKrr-Xw8pcg
COMET Fire Weather Topics Page
NWS Fire Weather Site
Current Wildfires from USDA Forest Service
Experts Explain How Waldo Canyon Fire Moved Downhill
Fire Regions and Seasons