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A free one hour webinar is being offered by the Southern Fire Exchangeon Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.  The title of the webinar is: Establishing a national methodology for mixing height determination.  This webinar features presenters Matthew Fearon from the Desert Research Institute and Robyn Heffernan from the National Weather Service.This webinar will define mixing heights which is important for assessing smoke dispersion for prescribed fires and wildfires.
The webinar will also explore the use of a new innovative technology called Turbulent Kinetic Energy method (TKE) which looks at a variety of variables to determine dispersion. The webinar will examine another more feasibly applicable method called the Stull Method. Besides both approaches being explored, the National Weather service will have a representative there to describe their work on a national standard for Mixing Height as a weather element in the NWS Fire Weather Program. Register today for this webinar. A one-hour category 1 Society of American Forester's Continuing Education has been approved for this presentation.