How Might a Scientist Investigate Annual Patterns of Fires?
ES0201  Improving the Model
Bob Nichols, USDA
A firefighting crew extinguishes a fire.

13. Of the six conditions you rated, which do you think are the most important predictors of fire? Which do you think are least important? Describe your reasoning.

14. How could you modify the rating system to give more weight to the most important predictors?

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Wildfire Mapping (Locate current fires)

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