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Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary

Diffusion  (of scent):  the even distribution of air in all directions.

Double Blind
Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary

Double Blind : A training exercise is considered Double Blind if the person person searching does not know the location of odor(s), and/or if any are prescent, AND the accompanying Instructor/Evaluator also does not know. 

VSRDA Glossary

  • Fanning Plumes
    Fanning Plumes: When air hodls at the same elevation, without rising or falling. Occurs at night, and in valleys. Visualize the air like a thermocline.
  • Fumigating
    Fumigating: When scent from the source disperses evenly, and saturates the area. For example: a closed room.