gcmd_keyword : NATURAL HAZARDS>WILDFIRES

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definition An uncontrolled fire in combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area. Other names such as brush fire, bushfire, forest fire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, and veldfire may be used to describe the same phenomenon depending on the type of vegetation being burned. A wildfire differs from other fires by its extensive size, the speed at which it can spread out from its original source, its potential to change direction unexpectedly, and its ability to jump gaps such as roads, rivers and fire breaks. Wildfires are characterized in terms of the cause of ignition, their physical properties such as speed of propagation, the combustible material present, and the effect of weather on the fire.
identifier 868b87a1-d8c2-49b3-8bbd-9cbbed115271
label WILDFIRES
parent_identifier ec0e2762-f57a-4fdc-b395-c8d7d5590d18
GCMD Metadata 868b87a1-d8c2-49b3-8bbd-9cbbed115271
Ancestors WILDFIRES < NATURAL HAZARDS < HUMAN DIMENSIONS < EARTH SCIENCE < Science Keywords