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View Resource This Model Can Take the Heat

This site provides a description of how research teams from the Lawrence Livermore and the Los Alamos National Laboratories are joining forces to develop a physics-based model of wildfire development. The model is based on weather patterns, terrain, and local vegetation, three factors that interact through complex physical processes that are stimulated for the first time in this work.

View Resource NASA Images of California Wildfires

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration "Looking at Earth” webpage shows several satellite images of the October 2007 wildfires in Southern California. Several images illustrate how infrared penetrates the smoke to reveal the fires below. Text provides further information about each image.

View Resource Forest Biology

In this activity, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students are "introduced to the concept of a watershed and begin to develop its biogeographic history from settlement to present day." Students then use maps they created to head into the field to check the validity of the data. On the site, visitors will find a link to the student activity, some introductory material...

View Resource Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management (Forest TEAM)

The Forest TEAM project seeks to reverse the decline of native forests and plants in Hawaii due to the introduction of alien plant species and other encroachments. They hope to reverse this trend by educating technicians in the management and regeneration of native ecosystems on the Hawaiian Islands. In order to accomplish this goal, Forest TEAM developed an associate of science degree program...

View Resource Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day was first observed in 1872, and the Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972 in Nebraska. The Arbor Day website contains a trove of information for visitors to peruse, make plans around, and learn from. The "Trees" section of the website includes "What Tree is That?", an online guide for tree identification; a "Tree Guide", that covers more than 200 different species of trees; and a...

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