Basin LagIn hydrologic terms, the time it takes from the centroid of rainfall for the hydrograph to peak.Lag1) The measure of the time between the center of mass of precipitation to the center of
mass of runoff (on the hydrograph); basin lag is a function of not only basin characteristics, but
also of storm intensity and movement. Some hydrologic texts define lag from the center of mass
of rainfall to the hydrograph peak.
2) The time it takes a flood wave to move downstream.PlageIn solar-terrestrial terms, an extended emission feature of an active region that exists from the emergence of the first magnetic flux until the widely scattered remnant magnetic fields merge with the background.Plage CorridorIn solar-terrestrial terms, a space in chromospheric plage lacking plage intensity, coinciding with polarity inversion line.PlagenilIn solar-terrestrial terms, spotless disc free of calcium plage.Red FlagThis a fire weather program which highlights the onset of critical weather conditions conducive to extensive wildfire occurrences.Red Flag WarningA term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent and
3) a temperature of greater than 75 degrees F.
In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.
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