Synthesis of Knowledge of Extreme Fire Behavior for Fire Managers
Media Type: Webinar
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Date: December 19, 2012

Cataloging Information

  • crown fire dynamics
  • extreme fire behavior
  • fire interactions
  • fire weather
  • fire weather patterns
  • JFSP - Joint Fire Science Program
  • smoke plumes
  • spot fires
  • SWFSC - Southwest Fire Science Consortium
  • vortices
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Record Last Modified: November 8, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 13639


Extreme fire behavior indicates a level of fire behavior characteristics that ordinarily precludes methods of direct control action. One or more of the following is usually involved: high rate of spread, prolific crowning/spotting, presence of fire whirls, and strong convection column. This webinar will summarize the recent JFSP publication that connects the weather, fuel, and topographic factors that contribute to development of extreme fire behavior. This webinar was presented by Paul Werth, and hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.

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