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2012-2013 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATM 570 Wildfire Meteorology

Credits: (3-0) 3

In this course students will learn about basic physical processes related to fire behavior and fire weather. Topics include combustion and heat, forest fuels, fire danger, fire behavior and spread, fire spread models, smoke management, prescribed fire, and case studies of significant large wildfires in recent history. Some outdoor field instruction is included.

Prerequisites: ATM 301  or graduate standing.
Notes: Satisfies the earth systems or meteorology distribution requirement for ATM M.S. program.

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