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Unit_8 Fuel Moisture

Unit_8 Fuel Moisture

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Intermediate Wildland FireBehavior (S-290)Intermediate Wildland FireIntermediate Wildland FireBehavior (SBehavior (S--290)290)
UNIT 8Fuel MoistureUNIT 8UNIT 8Fuel MoistureFuel Moisture
 
Unit 8: Fuel MoistureUnit 8: Fuel MoistureUnit 8: Fuel Moisture
Objectives:Objectives:Objectives:
Name the five stages of vegetativedevelopment of live fuels, and give theaverage percent moisture content of each.
Describe the relationships among relativehumidity, wind, and moisture content of fineand large fuels.
Explain how the amount and duration ofprecipitation and soil moisture affectmoisture content of fine and large fuels.
Name the five stages of vegetativeName the five stages of vegetativedevelopment of live fuels, and give thedevelopment of live fuels, and give theaverage percent moisture content of each.average percent moisture content of each.
Describe the relationships among relativeDescribe the relationships among relativehumidity, wind, and moisture content of finehumidity, wind, and moisture content of fineand large fuels.and large fuels.
Explain how the amount and duration ofExplain how the amount and duration ofprecipitation and soil moisture affectprecipitation and soil moisture affectmoisture content of fine and large fuels.moisture content of fine and large fuels.
 
Unit 8: Fuel MoistureUnit 8: Fuel MoistureUnit 8: Fuel Moisture
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Define the fuel moisture timelagconcept andits value to firefighters and fire managers.
Describe how fuel moisture is determined fordead fuels in each of the four timelagcategories.
Define moisture of extinction, how it varies innatural fuel complexes, and how it affectswildlandfire ignition and spread.
Define the fuel moistureDefine the fuel moisturetimelagtimelagconcept andconcept andits value to firefighters and fire managers.its value to firefighters and fire managers.
Describe how fuel moisture is determined forDescribe how fuel moisture is determined fordead fuels in each of the fourdead fuels in each of the fourtimelagtimelagcategories.categories.
Define moisture of extinction, how it varies inDefine moisture of extinction, how it varies innatural fuel complexes, and how it affectsnatural fuel complexes, and how it affectswildlandwildlandfire ignition and spread.fire ignition and spread.

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