Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H07: Fire Spread Processes: Cutting Edge Research on Heat Transfer, Fuel Properties, Pyrolysis, and Ignition
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: August 11, 2017
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Keyword(s):
fire spread; heat transfer; ignition; pyrolysis
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24593

Description

Lesson Overview: This culminating lesson on the physical science of wildland fire challenges students to expand their understanding and link their knowledge of heat transfer processes, fuel properties, pyrolysis, and ignition through a series of thought-provoking videos and a presentation about current research- in particular, research currently underway at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory on heat transfer and ignition.

Lesson Goal: Students learn about current fire spread research and expand their understanding of basic fire spread processes.

Objectives:

  • Students will use their understanding of radiation and convection to explain how wildland fuels of different sizes and shapes are heated to ignition in different ways.
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