Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H08B: Fire Environment Triangle and Fire Spread: The Landscape Matchstick Model (Option B)
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
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
fire triangle; slope; stand density; topography
Topic(s):
Fire Behavior; Fuels; Weather; Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
Region(s):
Partner Site(s):
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 15, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24596

Description

Lesson Overview: Students design a model landscape to investigate how fuels, topography, and weather affect fire behavior.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how fuels, weather, and topography affect fire behavior in wildlands.

Objectives:

  • Students can design a model of a landscape to investigate the relationships among fuels, topography, weather, and fire spread.
  • Students can write a newspaper article describing how the components of the Fire Environment Triangle influenced fire spread.
Online Link(s):
Handout H08B-1 (56 KB; pdf)
Handout H08B-2 (153 KB; pdf)
Handout H08B-3 (94 KB; pdf)