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Unit 1: The Changing Fire Environment

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Topography

We will see in this course how topography directly modifies general weather patterns to produce local weather variations. Because of these variations in weather, topography indirectly causes variations in fuel loadings and in local fuel moisture conditions. As a result topography strongly affects the direction and rate of spread of fire.

Time

  • Little, if any change.

Space

  • Directly :modifies general weather patterns to produce local weather variations; affects the direction and rate of spread of fire.
  • Indirectly :causes variations in fuel loadings and in local fuel moisture conditions.
Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, September 27). Unit 1: The Changing Fire Environment. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Forest__Range__and_Wildlife_Sciences/Wildland_Fire_Management_and_Planning/Unit_1__The_Changing_Fire_Environment_2.html. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License