Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - M08: Fire Behavior, Fire Weather, and Climate
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: July 25, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
climate change; Lassen National Forest; Plumas National Forest; Storrie Fire
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24549

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn about the behavior, weather, and other aspects of a real wildland fire - the Storrie Fire of 2000 on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests. Then they create a podcast about the fire and potential effects of global climate change on wildland fires.

Lesson Goal: Students will be able to communicate the effects of weather on fire spread and possible relationships between global climate change and wildland fires.

Objectives: Students can use information on the history of the Storrie Fire, weather conditions, and global climate change to create a podcast that

  • catches the audience‚Äôs attention with a human-interest angle,
  • describes relationships between fire weather and fire spread on a certain date, and
  • discusses the possible influence of global climate change on wildland fires.