Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Video: Rocky W. Oplinger #Wildfire Rockstar interviewed on #ROTW

Rocky W. Oplinger, Fire Management Officer, and California Federal TYPE 1 Incident Team commander, for the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California was interviewed by the Rim of the World News about the outlook for the fall fire season in that part of the world.


Rocky W. Oplinger USFS Southern California Fire Management Officer, discusses fall fire season in southern California with a interesting discussion of adiabatic winds, the dreaded localized Santa Ana Winds.
The Santa Ana's are strong, extremely dry offshore winds that characteristically sweep through Southern California and northern Baja California in late fall and winter.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana_winds
Rim of the World News: Link
YouTube Video Link
Twitter links: #Wildfire

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