How Might a Scientist Investigate Annual Patterns of Fires?
ES0201  Temperature

High temperatures promote fires.

  !   Move your cursor over each site to see an enlarged view. Compare the color at each site with the legend to estimate the location's potential for wildfire.

USDA Forest Service, Wildland Fire Assessment System

Examine the values at each site and rate the risk of fire in each area from 1 to 5 based on temperature. Use a 1 to indicate low potential for a fire; use 5 to indicate a high potential for fire.

5. Record your fire potential rating for each site based on its temperature.


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