This interactive CD-ROM offers a comprehensive introduction to the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) system. It combines graphics, photos, animation, sound and motion video with the interactivity, versatility and responsiveness of the computer.
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Understanding the Fire Weather Index (FWI) System, an interactive CD ROM, offers a comprehensive introduction to the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System, one of the major subsystems or modules to the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System. The FWI System consists of three fuel moisture codes and three fire behavior indexes that provide relative numerical ratings of various aspects of wildfire potential based on four weather observations. The course uses interactive multimedia technology in a CD-ROM format. It combines graphics, photos, animation, sound, and motion video with the interactivity, versatility, and responsiveness of the computer. This provides an efficient (and fun!) way to learn the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System. Minimum system requirements: Windows 95, 98, NT, or 2000 Pentium 133 with 32 MB of Ram, 4 MB video card, 100 MB of free hard drive space (10 MB actually required for software), 16X CD-ROM, mouse, SVGA monitor (setting 800x600, 16 BIT 65536 COLOR), 16 BIT sound card. For more information on this and other Environmental Training Centre multimedia products, visit the website.About the Author:
The Environmental Training Centre, located in Hinton, Alberta, Canada, is unique among educational institutions. Operated by Sustainable Resource Development, the Centre offers a wide array of training and continuing education programs to Provincial, National, and International Wildfire Agencies, private industry stakeholders, as well as other related natural resource discipline personnel. The Centre has produced 5 interactive CD ROM training programs, several training videos, and developed a video laserdisc based Multi Interactive Multi Media Simulator.
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