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Fire Energy and Intensity

Resource ID#: 169178

Primary Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

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In this video, wildland fire scientist Kevin Hiers explains how technology can be used to aid fire behavior research in fire-dependent ecosystems.

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Keywords: fire behavior, fire-dependent ecosystems, technology, fire, fire research
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Expert
Resource Collection: CPALMS Perspectives Videos for Diversity and Ecology

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