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JFSP FLASH | Issue 10| January 2012

Extreme Fire Behavior 



Joint Fire Science Program

Extreme Fire Behavior

2011 Reno Caughlin Fire by Alexander Hoon
November 2011 Caughlin Fire in Reno, Nevada, by NOAA's Alexander Hoon.
 
January is Fire Behavior month!

We'll be highlighting fire tragedies, lessons learned, the latest fire behavior science as well as research in progress. 
Synthesis of Knowledge of Extreme Fire Behavior

Synthesis of Knowledge of
Extreme Fire Behavior:
Volume 1 for Fire Managers 

A MUST READ for the wildland fire community 

Location: Global 
  • Connects the most up to date knowledge of weather, fuel and topographic factors that contribute to the development of extreme fire behavior (EFB).
     
  • Focused on the state of the science, considering how that science is currently presented to the fire management community.
     
  • Clearly delineates the known, unknown and areas of research with the greatest potential impact on firefighter protection. 
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