During summer, wildfires are relatively common occurrences in the mountains of the western United…

During summer, wildfires are relatively common occurrences
in the mountains of the western United States. We have learned that Earth is a
system in which various parts of the four major spheres interact in uncountable
ways. Let’s relate that idea to a wildfire in the western mountains.

a. What atmospheric conditions might precede and thus set
the stage for a wildfire?

b. What might ignite the blaze? Suggest a natural
possibility and a human possibility.

c. Describe at least one way that wildfires might influence
future mass-wasting processes.