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Haines Index

Haines Index (also known as Lower Atmosphere Severity Index) is a measures of the potential for dry, unstable air to contribute to the development of large or erratic wildland fires. A Haines Index of 6 means a high potential for an existing fire to become large or exhibit erratic fire behavior, 5 means medium potential, 4 means low potential, and anything less than 4 means very low potential

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Field Capacity

Field Capacity is the amount of water content held in the soil after excess water has drained away.

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Wilting Point

Wilting point is the water content of a soil when most plants (corn, wheat, sunflowers) growing in that soil wilt and fail to recover their turgor upon rewetting.

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Ground Heat Flux

Ground heat flux is the process where heat energy is transferred from the surface to the subsurface of the planet via conduction.

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Soil Temperature

Soil temperature is a measure of heat energy in the soil. It influences soil moisture content, aeration and availability of plant nutrients.

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Soil Moisture

Soil moisture is the volumetric water content of a soil profile.

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Water Runoff

Water runoff occurs when excess stormwater, meltwater, or other sources flows over the surface.

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Ice Cover

Ice cover is a measure of frozen water on the surface.

Other Issues

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